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keelless

[keel-lis]
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  1. having no keel, as a ship.
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Origin of keelless

First recorded in 1875–80; keel1 + -less
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Examples from the Web for keelless

Historical Examples

  • Their performances will be found under the description of the first keelless eight.

    Boating

    W. B. Woodgate

  • We well recollect the sensation produced by the first keelless eight, that of Chester, in 1856.

    Boating

    W. B. Woodgate

  • Before we got there, though, there was an upheaval in the water just ahead, and up came a back like a keelless ship bottom up.

  • Just a similar sort of prejudice was displayed against the earlier style of rowing in keelless boats.

    Boating

    W. B. Woodgate

  • Two very usual club rules are, that juniors shall not begin by racing in keelless crank boats, but in steady ‘tub’-built craft.

    Boating

    W. B. Woodgate