trekschuit

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Dutch trekschuit, from trekken (pull) + schuit (boat).

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NounEdit

trekschuit (plural trekschuits)

  1. A horse-drawn canal boat or riverboat, used to carry goods or passengers in the Netherlands.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1973, p. 469:
      And thou, much plumper dame [...]: thee I call: of whom in a treckschuyte, in some Dutch canal, the fat Jufvrouw Gelt, impregnated by a jolly merchant of Amsterdam, was delivered [...].
    • 1751, Tobias Smollett, The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, vol. II, ch. 69:
      [H]e ordered his servants to pack up some cloaths and linnen in a portmanteau; and in the morning embarked, with his governor, in the Treckskuyt, for the Hague [] .

DutchEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

First attested in the 17th century. From trekken (to pull) +‎ schuit (boat).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtrɛk.sxœy̯t/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: trek‧schuit

NounEdit

trekschuit f or m (plural trekschuiten, diminutive trekschuitje n)

  1. trekschuit: a historical canal horse-drawn boat transporting passengers and goods.

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