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1. A riverboat with a keel but usually without sails, used for carrying freight.
2. A small sailboat having a fixed, weighted keel rather than a centerboard.


(Nautical Terms) a river boat with a shallow draught and a keel, used for freight and moved by towing, punting, or rowing



a roughly built, shallow freight boat having a keel to permit sailing into the wind.
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Noun1.keelboat - river boat with a shallow draught and a keel but no sails; used to carry freight; moved by rowing or punting or towing
river boat - a boat used on rivers or to ply a river
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Keelboat Lodge in Hendon is the latest extra-care housing scheme delivered in partnership between Sunderland City Council and Housing and Care 21.
The crew will return to Muscat this week to train on the MOD70 before heading back to France to compete in the Normandy Sailing Week onboard the Archambault M34 keelboat.
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The races taking place over the course of the two-day regatta are as follows: * Multihull Fleet (Hobies) * Dinghy Fleet * Keelboat Fleet -- Fast Fleet * Keelboat Fleet -- Slow fleet * Youth fleet -- Under 18sFor information on how to register for the races, contact 1770067 or email info@thebahrainyachtclub.
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It dropped them from third to fifth in the Sonar three-person keelboat class and cost them a bronze medal.
In yacht cruising she has achieved a RYA Competent Crew qualification, has passed RYA Keelboat and holds both the RYA 1 and 2 Dinghy.
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