Definitions for keelkil
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a central fore-and-aft structural member in the bottom of a ship's hull extending from the stem to the sternpost.
Category: Nautical, Navy
a ship; boat.
a part corresponding to a ship's keel in some other structure, as in a dirigible balloon.
(cap.) the constellation Carina.
Category: Botany, Zoology
Ref: carina 1
(v.i.)to turn or upset so as to bring the wrong side or part uppermost.
keel over, to capsize or overturn. to fall in or as if in a faint.
Category: Verb Phrase
Idioms for keel:
on an even keel,in a steady, stable, or calm state.
Origin of keel:
1325–75; ME kele < ON kjǫlr
a flat-bottomed barge, used to carry coal.
Category: British, Navy
* Brit. Dial..
Origin of keel:
1375–1425; late ME kele < MD kiel ship; c. OE cēol ship, OS kiol
a projection or ridge that suggests a keel
the median ridge on the breastbone of birds that fly
one of the main longitudinal beams (or plates) of the hull of a vessel; can extend vertically into the water to provide lateral stability
stagger, reel, keel, lurch, swag, careen(verb)
walk as if unable to control one's movements
"The drunken man staggered into the room"
a large beam along the underside of a shipu2019s hull from bow to stern
sometimes, a rigid, flat piece of material anchored to the lowest part of the hull of a ship to give it greater control and stability
a type of flat-bottomed boat
something similar to chalk or crayon used to mark pavement
to collapse, to fall
He keeled over after having a stroke.
Origin: From kele, from kjǫlr.
to cool; to skim or stir
a brewer's cooling vat; a keelfat
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
fig.: The whole ship
a barge or lighter, used on the Type for carrying coal from Newcastle; also, a barge load of coal, twenty-one tons, four cwt
the two lowest petals of the corolla of a papilionaceous flower, united and inclosing the stamens and pistil; a carina. See Carina
a projecting ridge along the middle of a flat or curved surface
to traverse with a keel; to navigate
to turn up the keel; to show the bottom
In boats and ships, keel can refer to either of two parts: a structural element, or a hydrodynamic element. These parts overlap. As the laying down of the keel is the initial step in construction of a ship, in British and American shipbuilding traditions the construction is dated from this event. Only the ship's launching is considered more significant in its creation. The word can also be used to refer to a complete boat, as in keelboat or Humber keel.
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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the long supporting piece of a ship's frame that lies lengthwise along the bottom
The boat's keel stuck in the mud near the shore.
- عارِضَه رئيسيَّهArabic
- quilhaPortuguese (BR)
- lodní kýlCzech
- der KielGerman
- تیر ته کشتی یا قایقFarsi
- שִדרִית הַספִינָהHebrew
- kobilica brodaCroatian
- (hajó)gerinc, tőkesúlyHungarian
- (kuģa) ķīlisLatvian
- تیريا ته کشتی یا قایقPersian
- دبيړۍ ځيرناك يافريم، هغه اوږ ده تيران چه پر هغه باندى دبيړۍ بدنه [ جوړوىPashto
- ladijski gredeljSlovenian
- kobilica brodaSerbian
- กระดูกงู (เรือ)Thai
- omurga, gemi omurgasıTurkish
- (船的)龍骨Chinese (Trad.)
- جہاز یا ہوائی جہاز کے پیندے پر طولا بنی ہوئی کاٹھ یا لوہے کی بیو یا تہ، جس پر پورا ڈھانچا تعمیر ہوتا ہے، کیلUrdu
- sống tàuVietnamese
- （船的）龙骨，平底船Chinese (Simp.)
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