a large, flat-bottomed boat with square ends, used for carrying coal, sand, etc. and often towed by a tug
Origin of scowDutch schouw, literally , boat which is poled along, akin to Low German schalde, punt pole ; from Indo-European an unverified form skoldha-, pole, branch cut off ; from base an unverified form (s)kel-, to cut from source half
A large flatbottom boat with square ends, used chiefly for transporting freight.
Origin of scowDutch schouw, from Middle Dutch scouwe.
(third-person singular simple present scows, present participle scowing, simple past and past participle scowed)
- To transport in a scow.