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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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Sail Buffalo also offers locals the chance to receive ASA certification for numerous levels of sailing, from Basic Keelboat 101 through Basic Keelboat 104.
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Seeing the president and the first lady was "right up there with walking into the opening ceremony right behind the flag-bearer," said Hugh Freund, the 28-year-old silver medalist in the keelboat sailing event in the Paralympics, People magazine ( reported.
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It hosts dinghy events of national and international standard, while the facilities also cater for keelboat events, yachting regattas and other water sports activities.