trackscout

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch trekschuit, from trekken (pull, draw, haul) + schuit (boat).

Noun[edit]

trackscout (plural trackscouts)

  1. Alternative form of trekschuit. A small shallow-water boat for ferrying goods or passengers on a canal, river, or coastal waters.
    • 1914, John Bach McMaser, History of the People of the US[1], edition Reprint, Cosimo, ISBN 781596052338, published 2006, page 586:
      … and send in plans for four track-scouts … In these, they could coast from New Hampshire to Georgia … An occasional squall might now and then sink the trackscouts. … The trackscout business would soon become …

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.