keelboat

noun keel·boat \ ˈkēl-ˌbōt \

Definition of keelboat

1 : a shallow covered keeled riverboat that is usually rowed, poled, or towed and that is used for freight
2 : a keeled sailboat

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1695

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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