The Collaborative International Dictionary
Pleyt \Pleyt\, n. (Naut.) An old term for a river boat.
n. (context nautical dated English) A riverboat.
Usage examples of "pleyt".
These piles supported a boardwalk that swung across the harbor in a flattened arc, with drawbridges here and there to let small boats—ferry kaags, Flemish pleyts, beetle-like water-ships, keg-shaped smakschips—into the inner harbor.