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keel


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Keel  \Keel\  (k[=e]l),  v.  t.  &  i.  [AS.  c[=e]lan  to  cool,  fr 
  c[=o]l  cool.  See  {Cool}.] 
  To  cool;  to  skim  or  stir.  [Obs.] 
 
  While  greasy  Joan  doth  keel  the  pot.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Keel  \Keel\,  n. 
  A  brewer's  cooling  vat;  a  keelfat. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Keel  \Keel\,  n.  [Cf.  AS  ce['o]l  ship;  akin  to  D.  &  G.  kiel 
  keel,  OHG.  chiol  ship,  Icel.  kj[=o]ll,  and  perh.  to  Gr 
  gay^los  a  round-built  Ph[oe]nician  merchant  vessel,  gaylo`s 
  bucket;  cf  Skr.  g[=o]la  ball,  round  water  vessel.  But  the 
  meaning  of  the  English  word  seems  to  come  from  Icel.  kj["o]lr 
  keel,  akin  to  Sw  k["o]l,  Dan.  kj["o]l.] 
  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,  twenty-one 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Keel  \Keel\,  n.  (A["e]ronautics) 
  In  a  dirigible,  a  construction  similar  in  form  and  use  to  a 
  ship's  keel;  in  an  a["e]roplane,  a  fin  or  fixed  surface 
  employed  to  increase  stability  and  to  hold  the  machine  to  its 
  course. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  keel 
  n  1:  the  median  ridge  on  the  breastbone  of  birds  that  fly 
  2:  one  of  the  main  longitudinal  beams  (or  plates)  of  a  vessel; 
  can  extend  vertically  into  the  water  to  provide  lateral 
  stability 
  v  :  walk  as  if  unable  to  control  one's  movements  [syn:  {stagger}, 
  {reel},  {lurch},  {swag},  {careen}] 




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