scow "large flat-bottomed boat," 1780, from Du. schouw "a ferry boat, punt," from M.Du. scouwe, related to O.E. scaldan, O.S. scaldan "to push (a boat) from shore."

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  • scow — scow·man; scow; scow·der; scow·ther; …   English syllables

  • Scow — Scow, v. t. To transport in a scow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scow — (skou), n. [D. schouw.] (Naut.) A large flat bottomed boat, having broad, square ends. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scow — (izg. skȁu) m DEFINICIJA pom. plovilo plosnata dna i četverokutna pramca i krme; ono većih dimenzija, služi za nastambe i prekrcaj robe na sidrištu ETIMOLOGIJA amer.engl. ← nizoz. schouw: trajekt …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • scow — ► NOUN ▪ a wide beamed sailing dinghy. ORIGIN Dutch schouw ferry boat …   English terms dictionary

  • scow — ☆ scow [skou ] n. [Du schouw, lit., boat which is poled along, akin to LowG schalde, punt pole < IE * skoldha , pole, branch cut off < base * (s)kel , to cut > HALF] a large, flat bottomed boat with square ends, used for carrying coal,… …   English World dictionary

  • Scow — A scow, in the original sense, is a flat bottomed boat with a blunt bow, often used to haul garbage or similar bulk freight; cf. barge. The etymology of the word is from Dutch schouwe , meaning such a boat.ailing ScowsSailing scows have… …   Wikipedia

  • scow — /skow/, n. 1. any of various vessels having a flat bottomed rectangular hull with sloping ends, built in various sizes with or without means of propulsion, as barges, punts, rowboats, or sailboats. 2. Eastern U.S. a barge carrying bulk material… …   Universalium

  • scow — 1. noun A large flat bottomed boat, having broad, square ends. 2. verb To transport in a scow …   Wiktionary

  • scow — noun Etymology: Dutch schouw; akin to Old High German scalta punt pole Date: 1669 a large flat bottomed boat with broad square ends used chiefly for transporting bulk material (as ore, sand, or refuse) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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