keelboat

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Etymology[edit]

keel +‎ boat

Noun[edit]

keelboat (plural keelboats)

  1. (sailing) Any sailboat having a keel (as opposed to a centerboard or daggerboard).
    • 1870, Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi, Chapter 3.
      By and by the steamboat intruded. Then for fifteen or twenty years, these men continued to run their keelboats down-stream, and the steamers did all of the upstream business, the keelboatmen selling their boats in New Orleans, and returning home as deck passengers in the steamers.

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