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[keel-boht] /ˈkilˌboʊt/

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

1690s, from keel + boat.


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