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From Middle Dutch pleyt ‎(flat)


pleyt ‎(plural pleyts)

  1. (nautical, dated) A riverboat.
    • The focal point of Cuyp's composition is not an elaborate warship but the relatively simple pleyt in rhe right foreground. — Arthur K. Wheelock.
    • 2011, Money and Beauty[1], Giunti Editore, ISBN 9788809773851, page 186:
      The model on display belongs to the family of the "pleyt" or "pleitscip"."


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