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canal boat, narrow boat, narrowboat(noun)
a long boat that carries freight and is narrow enough to be used in canals
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A barge used on the narrow canals of England.
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A narrowboat or narrow boat is a boat of a distinctive design, made to fit the narrow canals of Great Britain.
In the context of British Inland Waterways, "narrow boat" refers to the original working boats built in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries for carrying goods on the narrow canals. The term is extended to modern "narrowboats" used for recreation and more and more as homes, whose design is an interpretation of the old boats for modern purposes and modern materials.
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