Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A riverboat with a keel but without sails, used for carrying freight.

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  • n. Any sailboat having a keel (as opposed to a centerboard or daggerboard).

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  • n. river boat with a shallow draught and a keel but no sails; used to carry freight; moved by rowing or punting or towing

Etymologies

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keel +‎ boat

Examples

  • Hold on tight: But what could the Concord sage have known of the news off the boat when that boat was a keelboat or a broadhorn docking at the noisome slum of Natchez-under-the-Hill or New Orleans where some eighty years later a precocious Jelly Roll Morton was learning the street songs that would ultimately scorch the stately décor of the Library of Congress's Coolidge Chamber Music Auditorium when he recorded them for Alan Lomax?

    In Praise Of the Gross

  • Women's keelboat Yngling, Race 9 and 10, Qingdao International Marina, 12: 20-4: 30 p.m.

    Beijing Olympic schedule, Week 1

  • Women's keelboat Yngling, Race 7 and 8, Qingdao International Marina, 12: 20-4: 20 p.m.

    Beijing Olympic schedule, Week 1

  • Women's keelboat, Yngling, Race 1, Race 2, Qingdao International Marina, 12: 20-4: 30 p.m. Women's Heavyweight Dinghy-Finn, Race 1, Race 2, Qingdao International Marina, 12: 20-4: 30 p.m. Soccer — women

    Beijing Olympic schedule, Week 1

  • Women's keelboat, Yngling, Race 5 and 6, Qingdao International Marina, 12: 20-4: 30 p.m.

    Beijing Olympic schedule, Week 1

  • Women's keelboat Yngling, Race 5 and 6, Qingdao International Marina, 1-7 p.m.

    Beijing Olympic schedule, Week 1

  • Men's keelboat Star, final, Qingdao International Marina, 12: 10-4: 30 p.m. Multihull Tornado, final, Qingdao International Marina, 12: 10-4: 30 p.m. Soccer — women

    Beijing Olympic schedule, Week 2

  • Men's keelboat, Star, races 5 and 6, Qingdao International Marina, 12: 10-4: 30 p.m. Women's one-person dinghy-laser radial, races 9 and 10, Qingdao International Marina, 12: 10-4: 30 p.m. Shooting

    Beijing Olympic schedule, Week 2

  • Men's windsurfer RS: X, final, Qingdao International Marina, 12: 10-4: 30 p.m. Men's keelboat Star, races 9 and 10, Qingdao International Marina, 12: 10-4: 30 p.m. Multihull Tornado, races 9 and 10, Qingdao International Marina, 12: 10-4: 30 p.m.

    Beijing Olympic schedule, Week 2

  • Women's keelboat yngling final, Qingdao International Marina, 12: 10-4: 30 p.m.

    Beijing Olympic schedule, Week 2

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