What does the word Bateau mean?

Usage examples for Bateau

  1. So confident was the company of success that the hamlet was thrown into a fever of excitement by the establishment of a boatyard and, the actual construction of a bateau; but a Democratic Congress turned its back on the proposed improvement. – Mark Twain, A Biography, Vol. 1, Part 1, 1835-1866 The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine
  2. He walked five miles down the river, and there fell in with a negro who was just landing from a bateau. – A Lieutenant at Eighteen by Oliver Optic