schuit

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch schuit.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /skɔɪt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔɪt

Noun[edit]

schuit (plural schuits)

  1. A flat-bottomed Dutch river-boat; a barge.

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch schute, from Old Dutch skūta. Cognate with Middle Low German schûte (a type of boat or light ship). Perhaps tied to Proto-Germanic *skeutaz (quick), thus making it related to Old Norse skúta (a small craft or cutter), Old Norse skjótr (quick), Old English sċēot (quick, ready), Dutch schieten (to shoot).

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Noun[edit]

schuit f (plural schuiten, diminutive schuitje n)

  1. A boat or small ship, usually a flat-bottomed one used for inland navigation or less commonly for coastal navigation; a barge.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: skuit
  • Danish: skøjte
  • English: schuyt
  • Norwegian: skøyte

Middle English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

schuit

  1. A flat-bottomed boat, barge
  2. The master of or other sailor on such a boat