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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.