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keelboat

[ keel-boht ]
/ ˈkilˌboʊt /
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noun
a roughly built, shallow freight boat, having a keel to permit sailing into the wind.
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Origin of keelboat

1685–95; keel1 or keel2 + boat

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British Dictionary definitions for keelboat

keelboat
/ (ˈkiːlˌbəʊt) /

noun
a river boat with a shallow draught and a keel, used for freight and moved by towing, punting, or rowing
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