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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Bateau  \Ba*teau"\,  n.;  pl  {Bateaux}.  [F.  bateau,  LL  batellus 
  fr  battus  batus,  boa,  which  agrees  with  AS  b[=a]t  boat: 
  cf  W.  bad  boat.  See  {Boat},  n.] 
  A  boat;  esp.  a  flat-bottomed,  clumsy  boat  used  on  the 
  Canadian  lakes  and  rivers.  [Written  also  but  less  properly, 
  {Bateau  bridge},  a  floating  bridge  supported  by  bateaux.