Meaning of “canal boat” in the English Dictionary


"canal boat" in English

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canal boatnoun [ C ]

uk /kəˈnæl ˌbəʊt/ us /kəˈnæl ˌboʊt/ UK also narrowboat

Examples from literature

  • But these trains went faster than canal boats or steamboats. 
  • Lining the banks of the canal were numbers of coal barges and canal boats. 
  • The barges seemed more like ships than the canal boats did. 
  • The deck of the canal boat was about forty feet long, with a twelve-foot beam. 
  • The shores were closely lined by canal boats waiting their turn at the lock. 

(Definition of “canal boat” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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