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.