Definitions of keel

The word keel uses 4 letters:eekl.

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v. t. & i. - To cool; to skim or stir. 2

n. - A brewer's cooling vat; a keelfat. 2

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. 2

n. - Fig.: The whole ship. 2

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. 2

n. - The two lowest petals of the corolla of a papilionaceous flower, united and inclosing the stamens and pistil; a carina. See Carina. 2

n. - A projecting ridge along the middle of a flat or curved surface. 2

v. i. - To traverse with a keel; to navigate. 2

v. i. - To turn up the keel; to show the bottom. 2

n. - 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. 2

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