Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A term applied in some states to minor rivers and streams capable of being navigated in small boats, skiffs or launches, though not by steam or sailing vessels. New England Trout, etc., Club v. Mather, 68 Vt. 338, 35 Atl. 323, 33 L. It. A. 569.