keel

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English[edit]

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1. Keel (light peach) 2. Skeg (dark purple) 3. Deadwood (olive drab) 4. Stern post (forest green) 5. Filling chock (bright yellow) 6. Filling transoms (pale yellow-green) 7. Wing transom (turquoise) 8. Helm port (orange) 9. Counter timbers (pale violet) 10. Margin (indigo) 11. Horn timber (green) 12. Stern timbers (apricot) 13. Side-counter timbers (pale yellow) 14. Quarter-timbers (red) 15. Fashion timber (fuchsia) 16. Cant frames (blue) 17. Square body frames (uncolored)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English kele, from Old Norse kjǫlr, itself from Proto-Germanic *keluz.

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Noun[edit]

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. (aeronautics) In a dirigible, a construction similar in form and use to a ship's keel; in an aeroplane, a fin or fixed surface employed to increase stability and to hold the machine to its course.
  4. (nautical) A type of flat-bottomed boat.
  5. A material similar to chalk or crayon used to mark pavement.
  6. (zoology) The periphery of a whorl extended to form a more or less flattened plate; a prominent spiral ridge.
  7. (botany) The two lowest petals of the corolla of a papilionaceous flower, united and enclosing the stamens and pistil; a carina.
  8. 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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Etymology 2[edit]

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

  1. Eye dialect spelling of kill.

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch kele, from Old Dutch kela, from Proto-Germanic *kelǭ.

Noun[edit]

keel f (plural kelen, diminutive keeltje n)

  1. throat
    Synonyms: hals
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

keel n (uncountable)

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

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Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *keeli. Cognate with Finnish kieli.

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keel (genitive keele, partitive keelt)

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

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Further reading[edit]

  • keel in Eesti keele põhisõnavara sõnastik

Ingrian[edit]

Noun[edit]

keel

  1. tongue