keelboat

[keel-boht]
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noun

a roughly built, shallow freight boat, having a keel to permit sailing into the wind.

Nearby words

  1. keel arch,
  2. keel bone,
  3. keel over,
  4. keel vessel,
  5. keelage,
  6. keelboatman,
  7. keeler,
  8. keeley,
  9. keelhaul,
  10. keelie

Origin of keelboat

1685–95; keel1 or keel2 + boat

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British Dictionary definitions for keelboat

keelboat

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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Word Origin and History for keelboat

keelboat

n.

1690s, from keel + boat.

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