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careen


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Careen  \Ca*reen"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Careened};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Careening}.]  [OF.  cariner,  F.  car['e]ner,  fr  OF 
  car[`e]ne,  the  bottom  of  a  ship,  keel,  fr  L.  carina.] 
  (Naut.) 
  To  cause  (a  vessel)  to  lean  over  so  that  she  floats  on  one 
  side  leaving  the  other  side  out  of  water  and  accessible  for 
  repairs  below  the  water  line  to  case  to  be  off  the  keel. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Careen  \Ca*reen"\,  v.  i. 
  To  incline  to  one  side  or  lie  over  as  a  ship  when  sailing 
  on  a  wind;  to  be  off  the  keel. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  careen 
  n  :  pitching  dangerously  to  one  side  [syn:  {rock},  {sway},  {tilt}] 
  v  1:  walk  as  if  unable  to  control  one's  movements  [syn:  {stagger}, 
  {reel},  {keel},  {lurch},  {swag}] 
  2:  move  sideways  or  in  an  unsteady  way  as  of  a  ship  or  a 
  vehicle  out  of  control  [syn:  {sway},  {wobble},  {shift},  {tilt}] 




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