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bateau (bæˈtəʊ Pronunciation for bateau ; French bato) 

Definitions

noun

(plural) -teaux  (-təʊz; French -to) 
  1. a light flat-bottomed boat used on rivers in Canada and the northern US

Word Origin

C18: from French: boat, from Old French batel, from Old English bāt; see boat

Example Sentences Including 'bateau'

A less shimmering version, the Francois lit bateau bed from James Adam (01394 384 471) in cherry wood veneer, is £827.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
An anonymous little rhyme that had caused amusement was now only too true: Take it like a trooper Your MS missed the bateau.
C.S. Nicholls ELSPETH HUXLEY: A BIOGRAPHY (2002)
Less immediately obvious - until you spot it - is a gleaming copper French bateau bath housed in a recessed corner of the room.
Glasgow Herald (2001)

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