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drop keel

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  1. centerboard, centreboard, drop keel, sliding keelnoun

    a retractable fin keel used on sailboats to prevent drifting to leeward


  1. drop keel

    A drop keel, also known as a drop fin or a retractable keel, is a type of keel that can be retracted or 'dropped' into the water from a sailboat to provide stability and improve its sailing performance against the wind. It is usually employed on smaller, trailerable vessels for better maneuverability and is designed to be raised or lowered depending on the depth of the water or the performance needs of the vessel.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of drop keel in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of drop keel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5


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