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keelhaul


keelhaul


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Keelhaul  \Keel"haul`\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Keelhauled};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Keelhauling}.]  [3d  keel  +  haul:  cf  LG  &  D. 
  kielhalen  G.  kielholen  ]  [Written  also  {keelhale}.]  (Naut.) 
  To  haul  under  the  keel  of  a  ship,  by  ropes  attached  to  the 
  yardarms  on  each  side  It  was  formerly  practiced  as  a 
  punishment  in  the  Dutch  and  English  navies.  --Totten.