Keelboat vs Yacht - What's the difference?

keelboat | yacht |

As nouns the difference between keelboat and yacht

is that keelboat is (sailing) any sailboat having a keel (as opposed to a centerboard or daggerboard) while yacht is now less common alternative spelling of jacht.



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



    (en noun)
  • A slick and light ship for making pleasure trips or racing on water, having sails but often motor-powered. At times used as a residence offshore on a dock.
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  • Any vessel used for private, noncommercial purposes.
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  • Derived terms

    {{der3, ice yacht , land yacht , motor yacht, motoryacht, MY , sailing yacht, steam yacht, SY , yacht club , yachter , yachting , yachtless , yachtsman}}


    (en verb)
  • (label) To sail, voyage, or race in a yacht.
  • Anagrams

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