Sloop vs Keelboat - What's the difference?

sloop | keelboat |


As nouns the difference between sloop and keelboat

is that sloop is (label) a single-masted sailboat with only one headsail while keelboat is (sailing) any sailboat having a keel (as opposed to a centerboard or daggerboard).

sloop

English

(wikipedia sloop)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (label) A single-masted sailboat with only one headsail.
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  • I stayed in this island for a few days; I believe it could not be above a fortnight; when I and some few more slaves, that were not saleable amongst the rest, from very much fretting, were shipped off in a sloop for North America.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=10 , passage=Mr. Cooke had had a sloop ?yacht built at Far Harbor, the completion of which had been delayed, and which was but just delivered.}}
  • (label) A sailing warship, smaller than a frigate, with its guns all on one deck.
  • A sloop of war, smaller than a frigate, larger than a corvette.
  • Anagrams

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    keelboat

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (sailing) Any sailboat having a keel (as opposed to a centerboard or daggerboard).