HyperDic: keel

English > 4 senses of the word keel:
NOUNshapekeela projection or ridge that suggests a keel
bodykeelthe median ridge on the breastbone of birds that fly
artifactkeelone of the main longitudinal beams (or plates) of the hull of a vessel
VERBmotionkeel, stagger, reel, lurch, swag, careenwalk as if unable to control one's movements
keel > pronunciation
Soundskiy'l
Rhymesabele ... zeal: 65 rhymes with iyl...
English > keel: 4 senses > noun 1, shape
MeaningA projection or ridge that suggests a keel.
BroaderprojectionAny solid convex shape that juts out from something
English > keel: 4 senses > noun 2, body
MeaningThe median ridge on the breastbone of birds that fly.
Part ofcarinate, carinate bird, flying birdbirds having keeled breastbones for attachment / attachment of flight muscles
BroadercarinaAny of various keel-shaped structures or ridges such as that on the breastbone of a bird or that formed by the fused petals of a pea blossom
Spanishquilla
Catalanquilla
English > keel: 4 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningOne of the main longitudinal beams (or plates) of the hull of a vessel; can extend vertically into the water to provide lateral stability.
Part ofhullThe frame or body of ship
Partsfin keelA metal plate projecting from the keel of a shallow vessel to give it greater lateral stability
Narrowerbilge keelEither of two lengthwise fins attached along the outside of a ship's bilge
Broaderbeamlong thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction
Spanishquilla
Catalanquilla
English > keel: 4 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningwalk as if unable to control one's movements.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsstagger, reel, lurch, swag, careen
BroaderwalkUse one's feet to advance
Spanishtambalearse, titubear, vacilar
Catalantitubar, trontollar, vacil·lar

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