keel

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[keel]

The keel of a boat is the beam that runs the length of the hull the body of the boat and can extend vertically into the water to provide stability.

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To cool; to akin or stir

Noun
one of the main longitudinal beams (or plates) of the hull of a vessel; can extend vertically into the water to provide lateral stability

Noun
the median ridge on the breastbone of birds that fly

Verb
walk as if unable to control one''s movements; "The drunken man staggered into the room"


v. t. & i.
To cool; to skim or stir.

n.
A brewer's cooling vat; a keelfat.

n.
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.

n.
Fig.: The whole ship.

n.
A barge or lighter, used on the Type for carrying coal from Newcastle; also, a barge load of coal, twenty-one tons, four cwt.

n.
The two lowest petals of the corolla of a papilionaceous flower, united and inclosing the stamens and pistil; a carina. See Carina.

n.
A projecting ridge along the middle of a flat or curved surface.

v. i.
To traverse with a keel; to navigate.

v. i.
To turn up the keel; to show the bottom.


Keel

Keel , v. t. & i. [AS. clan to cool, fr. cl cool. See Cool.] To cool; to akin or stir [Obs.]
While greasy Joan doth keel the pot.

Keel

Keel, n. A brewer's cooling vat; a keelfat.

Keel

Keel, n. [Cf. AS. ce'a2l ship; akin to D. & G. kiel keel, OHG. chiol ship, Icel. kjll, and perh. to Gr. a round-built Phnician merchant vessel, bucket; cf. Skr. gla ball, round water vessel. But the meaning of the English word seems to come from Icel. kj'94lr keel, akin to Sw. k'94l, Dan. kj'94l.] 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 Type for carrying coal from Newcastle; also, a barge load of coal, twentyone tons, four cwt. [Eng.] 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. Bilge keel (Naut.), a keel peculiar to ironclad vessels, extending only a portion of the length of the vessel under the bilges. Ham. Nav. Encyc. -- False keel. See under False. -- Keel boat. (a) A covered freight boat, with a keel, but no sails, used on Western rivers. [U. S.] (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. Ham. Nav. Encyc.

Keel

Keel, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Keeled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Keeling.] 1. To traverse with a keel; to navigate. 2. To turn up the keel; to show the bottom. To keel over, to upset; to capsize. [Colloq.]

To cool; to akin or stir

A brewer's cooling vat; a keelfat.

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.

To traverse with a keel; to navigate.

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I'm on a health kick! I'm drawn to cheeseburgers, so I've got to just try and keep it on an even keel.

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