Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A covered boat for goods and passengers, used on the Dutch and Flemish canals.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A covered boat for goods and passengers, used on the Dutch and Flemish canals.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as trekschuit.

Etymologies

Dutch trekschuit; trekken to draw + schuit a boat. Compare trackscout. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • American, in their country, can find a diversion well worth considering by setting aside a few days from the usual routine, and entering the life of these good folk, far enough to take a trip or two in a treckschuyt on the canals that form such an important factor of their transportation system.

    My Friends at Brook Farm

  • If the American traveler can make a treckschuyt voyage in the right spirit, he can have a pleasurable and valuable experience, and he will be thankful for the suggestion here given.

    My Friends at Brook Farm

  • From here, take a treckschuyt ride to Bruges, and another to Ghent and anywhere else, as fancy dictates.

    My Friends at Brook Farm

  • The one thing to be thought of is the going from one place to another by treckschuyt.

    My Friends at Brook Farm

  • Landing at Antwerp, for example, one could not do better than to take a treckschuyt excursion at once, before the bloom of anticipation has been rubbed off by the friction of much sight-seeing.

    My Friends at Brook Farm

  • _treckschuyt_, -- have wrought their patient tasks in the dim caverns of the Indian Archipelago, -- have yielded to the little builders under water means and implements to rear their towering altar, dwelling, monument.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 2, No. 14, December 1858

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