keelboat
noun Date: 1695 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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  • Keelboat — (mitte) auf dem Ohio River um 1800 Keelboat (deutsch: „Kielboot“) war ein Bootstyp, der in der ersten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts auf den Flüssen des amerikanischen Westens, insbesondere dem Ohio River, dem Mississippi River und dem Missouri …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • keelboat — (n.) 1690s, from KEEL (Cf. keel) + BOAT (Cf. boat) …   Etymology dictionary

  • keelboat — ► NOUN 1) a yacht built with a permanent keel rather than a centreboard. 2) a large, flat freight boat used on American rivers …   English terms dictionary

  • keelboat — ☆ keelboat [kēl′bōt΄ ] n. a large, shallow freight boat with a keel, formerly used on the Mississippi, Missouri, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Keelboat — Barges twice: A long cigar shaped keelboat passing a flatboat on the Ohio River. Keelboat has two distinct meanings related to two different types of boats: one a riverine cargo capable working boat, and the other a classification for small to… …   Wikipedia

  • keelboat — long, narrow boat with a sharp stern and bow, and with running boards on each side …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • keelboat — /keel boht /, n. a roughly built, shallow freight boat, having a keel to permit sailing into the wind. [1685 95; KEEL1 or KEEL2 + BOAT] * * * …   Universalium

  • keelboat — noun Any sailboat having a keel (as opposed to a centerboard or daggerboard) …   Wiktionary

  • keelboat — n. (Nautical) small shallow cargo boat with a keeled hull; large yacht with a permanent keel (rather than a removable centerboard) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • keelboat — noun 1》 a yacht built with a permanent keel rather than a centreboard. 2》 a large, flat freight boat used on American rivers …   English new terms dictionary

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