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Definitions of keel

  1. To put a keel on. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To turn up the keel; as, to keel over. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To cool; to skim or stir. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To furnish with a keel. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To traverse with a keel; to navigate. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To turn up the keel; to show the bottom. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To turn up the keel; turn over. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To plough with a keel; to navigate; to turn up the keel; to show the bottom. False keel, a strong piece of timber bolted under the main keel of a vessel. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. To navigate; to turn keel upwards. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. the median ridge on the breastbone of birds that fly Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. walk as if unable to control one's movements; "The drunken man staggered into the room" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. A brewer's cooling vat; a keelfat. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Fig.: The whole ship. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The two lowest petals of the corolla of a papilionaceous flower, united and inclosing the stamens and pistil; a carina. See Carina. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A projecting ridge along the middle of a flat or curved surface. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. In a dirigible, a construction similar in form and use to a ship's keel; in an aeroplane, a fin or fixed surface employed to increase stability and to hold the machine to its course. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. The chief and lowest timber or steel plate of a vessel, extending from stem to stern and supporting the whole frame; hence, a ship; in an airship, the lowest and central part of the body of the machine; a broad, flat vessel used on the Maine coast. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. The part of a ship extending along the bottom from stem to stern, and supporting the whole frame: a low flat-bottomed boat: (bot.)the lowest petals of the corolla of a papilionaceous flower. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. To plough with a keel, to navigate: to turn keel upwards. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. Bottom timber of a ship, running the whole length. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. The lowest lengthwise member of the framework of a vessel, forming a projecting ridge along the bottom from stem to stern. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. The principal timber in a ship, extending from stem to stern at the bottom, and supporting the whole frame; a low, flat-bottomed vessel; the lowest petal of a papilionaceous corolla. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. The principal and lowest timber in a ship, extending from stem to stern, and supporting the whole frame; a low flat-bottomed vessel; in bot., a projecting ridge, rising along the middle of a flat or curved surface; the two lowermost, and more or less combined, petals of a papilionaceous corolla. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  25. The carina or breast-bone of flying birds; the boat-shaped structure formed by the two anterior petals of the Leguminosae. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

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Usage examples for keel

  1. The breeze that is good for the light of draught, and the breeze that is good for the deep keel are different. – The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas by James Fenimore Cooper
  2. The Trenton, guided apparently by an under- tow or eddy from the discharge of the Vaisingano, followed in the course of the Nipsic and Vandalia, and skirted south- eastward along the front of the shore reef, which her keel was at times almost touching. – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
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