Definition of Keelboat

1. Noun. River boat with a shallow draught and a keel but no sails; used to carry freight; moved by rowing or punting or towing.

Generic synonyms: River Boat



Definition of Keelboat

1. Noun. (sailing) Any sailboat having a keel (as opposed to a centerboard or daggerboard). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Keelboat

1. a freight boat [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Keelboat

keef
keefs
keeho
keek
keeked
keeker
keekers
keeking
keeks
keel
keel arch
keel haul
keel over
keelage
keelages
keelboat (current term)
keelboats
keeled
keeled chest
keeled garlic
keeled over
keeler
keelers
keelhale
keelhaled
keelhales
keelhaling
keelhaul
keelhauled
keelhauling

Literary usage of Keelboat

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1. Audubon, the Naturalist: A History of His Life and Time by Francis Hobart Herrick (1917)
"... to buy goods—The "ark" and keelboat—Chief pleasures of the naturalist at Louisville— The partners move their goods by flatboat to Henderson, Kentucky, ..."

2. Personal Memories, Social, Political, and Literary with Sketches of Many by Edward Deering Mansfield (1879)
"Voyage down the Ohio—The "Ark"—"keelboat"—Arrival at Cincinnati — General Findley — Fort Washington — Indian Lookout—Ludlow Station—Little Turtle; ..."

3. Recollections of Life in Ohio: From 1813-1840 by William Cooper Howells (1895)
"... New- Country—Singing Fish in the Ohio River—Road Wagons—The Family as Freight—Accidents and Adventures in the Alleghe- nies—Down the Ohio by keelboat. ..."

4. The Ohio River: A Course of Empire by Archer Butler Hulbert (1906)
"... Chapter X From keelboat to Schooner A SLIGHT description of the craft sailed by the fighting Virginians on the Ohio has been given, but what pen can ..."

5. Lewis and Clark Road Trips: Exploring the Trail Across America by Kira Gale (2006)
"A cannon mounted at the front of the keelboat is not shown. A keelboat is also on display at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center at Hartford IL. ..."

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