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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Of vessels whose keel is not far below the waterline.

Usage examples (8)
  • The boat was a crude, shallow-draught affair with an almost flat bottom.
  • Fifteen miles or more to the western end at Abermenai, but the smaller shallow-draught ships, oared by twenty rowers, could cover that distance rapidly.
  • However, if we do take Crichley's point that there is a general shortage of shallow-draught patrol vessels, then the situation is even worse than he makes out.
  • Look at "George Washington Crossing the Delaware": people and horses standing up in a small, shallow-draught boat just for starters but I do know that kind of painting... for more
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