What does the word scow mean?

Usage examples for scow

  1. The oncoming tug was barely twice its length from the scow when Boyd saw Big George cease his violent antics and level a revolver directly at the wheel- house of the opposing craft. – The Silver Horde by Rex Beach
  2. The courage of our boatman was a little dashed; he suggested that we leave Ramon, Louis, and Manuel on an old scow standing on the bank and fast going to ruin, while he poled myself and the luggage over, after which he would return for my companions. – In Indian Mexico (1908) by Frederick Starr
  3. He's went up to bring down his scow. – From the Valley of the Missing by Grace Miller White