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keelboat

[keel-boht] /ˈkilˌboʊt/
noun
1.
a roughly built, shallow freight boat, having a keel to permit sailing into the wind.
Origin of keelboat
1685-1695
1685-95; keel1 or keel2 + boat
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keelboat

/ˈkiːlˌbəʊt/
noun
1.
a river boat with a shallow draught and a keel, used for freight and moved by towing, punting, or rowing
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n.

1690s, from keel + boat.

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