As nouns the difference between skiff and keelboat
is that skiff
is a small flat-bottomed open boat with a pointed bow and square stern or skiff
can be (weather|nova scotia) a deep blanket of snow covering the ground while keelboat
is (sailing) any sailboat having a keel (as opposed to a centerboard or daggerboard).
As a verb skiff
is to navigate in a skiff.
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A small flat-bottomed open boat with a pointed bow and square stern.
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Any of various types of boats small enough for sailing or rowing by one person.
(weather) A light wind/rain/snow, etc.
(slang) Used when referring to anyone (typically rednecks and fishermen) who has a degree of intelligence, but believes they are more than they actually are.
to navigate in a skiff.
(weather, Nova Scotia) a deep blanket of snow covering the ground
(sailing) Any sailboat having a keel (as opposed to a centerboard or daggerboard).