Definitions for careenkəˈrin
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rock, careen, sway, tilt(verb)
pitching dangerously to one side
stagger, reel, keel, lurch, swag, careen(verb)
walk as if unable to control one's movements
"The drunken man staggered into the room"
careen, wobble, shift, tilt(verb)
move sideways or in an unsteady way
"The ship careened out of control"
To heave a ship down on one side so as to expose the other, in order to clean it of barnacles and weed, or to repair it below the water line.
To tilt on one side.
To lurch or sway violently from side to side.
To tilt or lean while in motion.
Origin: Late 16th century, from carene (keel), from (Genoese) carena, from carina (keel of a ship).
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
to incline to one side, or lie over, as a ship when sailing on a wind; to be off the keel
Origin: [OF. cariner, F. carner, fr. OF. carne, the bottom of a ship, keel, fr. L. carina.]
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