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keel1 British & World English

The lengthwise timber or steel structure along the base of a ship, supporting the framework of the whole, in some vessels extended downwards as a ridge to increase stability

keel2 British & World English

A flat-bottomed boat of a kind formerly used on the Rivers Tyne and Wear for loading ships carrying coal

keel English Thesaurus

it's going to take more wind to make this boat keel over

fin keel British & World English

A boat’s keel shaped like an inverted dorsal fin

bilge keel British & World English

Each of a pair of plates or timbers fastened under the sides of the hull of a ship to provide lateral resistance to the water, prevent rolling, and support its weight in dry dock

on an even keel British & World English

(Of a ship or aircraft) not listing or tilting to one side

keelboat British & World English

A yacht built with a permanent keel rather than a centreboard

keel over in keel English Thesaurus

it's going to take more wind to make this boat keel over

on an even keel in even1 British & World English

(Of a ship or aircraft) not listing or tilting to one side