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    In the text below, what does "bay-built" mean? I mean, it means that the boat was built in the bay or "bay" is the brand of the boat.

    Toland watched a bay-built fishing boat motoring a few miles away, her captain laying out his crab pots."He's an asshole.

    Please correct any error in my writing.

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    Re: bay-built

    Bay-built. She’s a boat as special to Chesapeake Bay as sloop is to sailing. So what is a Bay-built boat, besides a boat that is, well, built on the Bay? Will somebody please define Bay-built?

    Defining Bay-Built is “mission impossible,” says Richard Dodds, curator of Calvert Maritime Museum in Solomons.

    Bay-built may have “slipped” into the language, replacing another term, “bateau,” Dodds adds. Bateau, of course, is French for boat. Certainly a more elegant word than boat, but a boat is a boat. Or, as the French might say, a bateau is a bateau.

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