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keel    音標拼音: [k'il]
n. 龍骨,平底船
vt. 裝以龍骨,使傾覆
vi. 傾覆

龍骨,平底船裝以龍骨,使傾覆傾覆

keel
n 1: a projection or ridge that suggests a keel
2: the median ridge on the breastbone of birds that fly
3: one of the main longitudinal beams (or plates) of the hull of
a vessel; can extend vertically into the water to provide
lateral stability
v 1: walk as if unable to control one's movements; "The drunken
man staggered into the room" [synonym: {stagger}, {reel},
{keel}, {lurch}, {swag}, {careen}]

Keel \Keel\ (k[=e]l), v. t. & i. [AS. c[=e]lan to cool, fr.
c[=o]l cool. See {Cool}.]
To cool; to skim or stir. [Obs.]
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While greasy Joan doth keel the pot. --Shak.
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Keel \Keel\, n.
A brewer's cooling vat; a keelfat.
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Keel \Keel\, n. [Cf. AS. ce['o]l ship; akin to D. & G. kiel
keel, OHG. chiol ship, Icel. kj[=o]ll, and perh. to Gr.
gay^los a round-built Ph[oe]nician merchant vessel, gaylo`s
bucket; cf. Skr. g[=o]la ball, round water vessel. But the
meaning of the English word seems to come from Icel. kj["o]lr
keel, akin to Sw. k["o]l, Dan. kj["o]l.]
1. (Shipbuilding) A longitudinal timber, or series of timbers
scarfed together, extending from stem to stern along the
bottom of a vessel. It is the principal timber of the
vessel, and, by means of the ribs attached on each side,
supports the vessel's frame. In an iron vessel, a
combination of plates supplies the place of the keel of a
wooden ship. See Illust. of {Keelson}.
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2. Fig.: The whole ship.
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3. A barge or lighter, used on the Tyne for carrying coal
from Newcastle; also, a barge load of coal, twenty-one
tons, four cwt. [Eng.]
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4. (Bot.) The two lowest petals of the corolla of a
papilionaceous flower, united and inclosing the stamens
and pistil; a carina. See {Carina}.
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5. (Nat. Hist.) A projecting ridge along the middle of a flat
or curved surface.
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6. (Aeronautics) In a dirigible, a construction similar in
form and use to a ship's keel; in an a["e]roplane, a fin
or fixed surface employed to increase stability and to
hold the machine to its course.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Bilge keel} (Naut.), a keel peculiar to ironclad vessels,
extending only a portion of the length of the vessel under
the bilges. --Ham. Nav. Encyc.

{False keel}. See under {False}.

{Keel boat}.
(a) A covered freight boat, with a keel, but no sails,
used on Western rivers. [U. S.]
(b) A low, flat-bottomed freight boat. See {Keel}, n., 3.


{Keel piece}, one of the timbers or sections of which a keel
is composed.

{On even keel}, in a level or horizontal position, so that
the draught of water at the stern and the bow is the same.
--Ham. Nav. Encyc.

{On an even keel} a. & adv., steady; balanced; steadily.
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Keel \Keel\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Keeled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Keeling}.]
1. To traverse with a keel; to navigate.
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2. To turn up the keel; to show the bottom.
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{To keel over}, to upset; to capsize. [Colloq.]
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76 Moby Thesaurus words for "keel":
argosy, ascend, bank, bark, base, baseboard, basement, be lost,
boat, bottom, bucket, cant, capsize, careen, chassis, climb, craft,
dado, decline, descend, dip, drop, fall, fall away, fall off, foot,
footing, foundation, founder, frame, go down, go downhill,
go uphill, grade, hooker, hulk, hull, incline, keel over, lean,
leviathan, list, mopboard, nadir, overset, overturn, packet, pitch,
pitchpole, rake, retreat, rise, scuttle, shelve, ship, shoemold,
sidle, sink, slant, slope, sole, somersault, swag, sway, tilt, tip,
toe, tub, turn over, turn turtle, uprise, upset, upset the boat,
vessel, wainscot, watercraft



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