What does sliding keel mean?

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slid·ing 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. sliding keel

    A sliding keel is a type of keel on a sailboat that can be retracted or extended, moving upwards or downwards, to adjust to the water depths and improve the boat's stability. It improves performance while sailing upwind, allows entry into shallow waters, and can also minimize the damage in case the boat runs aground.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sliding keel in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sliding keel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8


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