keel

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From Middle English kele, from Old Norse kjǫlr.

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keel (plural keels)

  1. (nautical) A large beam along the underside of a ship’s hull from bow to stern.
  2. (nautical) 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.
  3. (nautical) A type of flat-bottomed boat.
  4. A material similar to chalk or crayon used to mark pavement.
  5. (zoology) The periphery of a whorl extended to form a more or less flattened plate; a prominent spiral ridge.
  6. (botany) The two lowest petals of the corolla of a papilionaceous flower, united and enclosing the stamens and pistil; a carina.
  7. A brewer's cooling vat.

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keel (third-person singular simple present keels, present participle keeling, simple past and past participle keeled)

  1. (intransitive, followed by "over") to collapse, to fall
    He keeled over after having a stroke.
  2. To traverse with a keel; to navigate.
  3. To turn up the keel; to show the bottom.

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keel f (plural kelen, diminutive keeltje n)

  1. (anatomy) throat
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keel n (uncountable)

  1. (heraldry) gules, the blazoning term for the color red

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Estonian[edit]

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From Proto-Finnic *keeli.

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keel (genitive keele, partitive keelt)

  1. language
  2. tongue
  3. string of musical instrument

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