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- n. One employed in managing a Newcastle keel, or coal boat.
- n. A small or shallow tub.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One employed in managing a Newcastle keel; -- called also keelman.
- n. A small or shallow tub; esp., one used for holding materials for calking ships, or one used for washing dishes, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who works on a barge or keel. Also keelman.
- n. A small shallow tub used for some domestic purposes, as dish-washing, also to hold stuff for calking ships, etc.
- n. A square or oblong wooden box, from 3 to 4 feet long and 6 to 8 inches deep, used in dressing mackerel, and also to hold the salt used in the process. More fully called gib-keeler.
keel + -er (Wiktionary)