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Keelman

(A). A bargeman. (See Old Mortality [Introduction], the bill of Margaret Chrystale: “To three chappins of yell with Sandy the keelman, 9d.”)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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