/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 in an open hold.
3. an old or clumsy boat; hulk; tub.
4. to transport by scow.
[1660-70, Amer.; < D schouw ferryboat]

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