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flatboat

any boat with a flat bottom, usually for transporting goods on a canal or river
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Flat-bottomed boats take visitors on five-minute tours of the cave on an underground river.
The flat-bottomed boats are traditionally made by hand, using eight different types of wood, and cost around 20,000 pounds.
Before the dams were built, the port wine was taken down the river to Vila Nova de Gaia in flat-bottomed boats, but now tanker trucks are used.
The Keelmen delivered coal in flat-bottomed boats known as 'keels' to ships at the mouth of the river.
Before the advent of steamers introduced in 1869, flat-bottomed boats known as dahabiehs were commonly used for Nile travel.
The Dragon Race features flat-bottomed boats with carved dragon heads
They resemble huge single-barrelled shotguns, mounted on the flat-bottomed boats.
For a nominal fee, locals with flat-bottomed boats will punt tourists around its shadowy waters for a leisurely hour or two.
Here, hundreds of brightly- decorated, flat-bottomed boats ferry locals and visitors around the waterways