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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.
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(Nautical Terms) a river boat with a shallow draught and a keel, used for freight and moved by towing, punting, or rowing
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a roughly built, shallow freight boat having a keel to permit sailing into the wind.
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|Noun||1.||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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