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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bateau \Ba*teau"\, n.; pl. Bateaux. [F. bateau, LL. batellus, fr. battus, batus, boat, 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, batteau.] [1913 Webster] Bateau bridge, a floating bridge supported by bateaux. [1913 Webster]