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Keel

Pronunciation: kēl
v. t. & i.1.To cool; to skim or stir.
While greasy Joan doth keel the pot.
- Shak.
n.1.A brewer's cooling vat; a keelfat.
1.(Shipbuilding) A longitudinal timber, or series of timbers scarfed together, extending from stem to stern along the bottom of a vessel. It is the principal timber of the vessel, and, by means of the ribs attached on each side, supports the vessel's frame. In an iron vessel, a combination of plates supplies the place of the keel of a wooden ship. See Illust. of Keelson.
2.Fig.: The whole ship.
3.A barge or lighter, used on the Tyne for carrying coal from Newcastle; also, a barge load of coal, twenty-one tons, four cwt.
4.(Bot.) The two lowest petals of the corolla of a papilionaceous flower, united and inclosing the stamens and pistil; a carina. See Carina.
5.(Nat. Hist.) A projecting ridge along the middle of a flat or curved surface.
6.(Aeronautics) In a dirigible, a construction similar in form and use to a ship's keel; in an aëroplane, a fin or fixed surface employed to increase stability and to hold the machine to its course.
Bilge keel
(Naut.) a keel peculiar to ironclad vessels, extending only a portion of the length of the vessel under the bilges.
False keel
See under False.
- Ham. Nav. Encyc.
Keel boat
a - A covered freight boat, with a keel, but no sails, used on Western rivers.
b - A low, flat-bottomed freight boat. See Keel, n., 3.
Keel piece
one of the timbers or sections of which a keel is composed.
On even keel
in a level or horizontal position, so that the draught of water at the stern and the bow is the same.
On an even keel
steady; balanced; steadily.
- Ham. Nav. Encyc.
v. i.1.To traverse with a keel; to navigate.
[imp. & p. p. Keeled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Keeling.]
2.To turn up the keel; to show the bottom.
To keel over
to upset; to capsize.
Noun1.keel - the median ridge on the breastbone of birds that fly
2.keel - one of the main longitudinal beams (or plates) of the hull of a vessel; can extend vertically into the water to provide lateral stability
Verb1.keel - walk as if unable to control one's movements; "The drunken man staggered into the room"
Synonyms: careen, lurch, reel, stagger, swag
argosy, ascend, bank, bark, base, baseboard, basement, be lost, boat, bottom, bucket, cant, capsize, careen, chassis, climb, craft, dado, decline, descend, dip, drop, fall, fall away, fall off, foot, footing, foundation, founder, frame, go down, go downhill, go uphill, grade, hooker, hulk, hull, incline, keel over, lean, leviathan, list, mopboard, nadir, overset, overturn, packet, pitch, pitchpole, rake, retreat, rise, scuttle, shelve, ship, shoemold, sidle, sink, slant, slope, sole, somersault, swag, sway, tilt, tip, toe, tub, turn over, turn turtle, uprise, upset, upset the boat, vessel, wainscot, watercraft
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