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keel

keel

 
pronunciation:
kil
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
phrases:
on an even keel, keel over
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a structural part extending lengthwise down the bottom center of the hull of a boat or ship, important for stability in water.
definition 2: a structural part of any vessel, such as an aircraft, that resembles a keel.
definition 3: in biology, a longitudinal structure on a bone, stem, leaf, or the like; ridge; carina.
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phrase: on an even keel
 
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: keeled, keeling, keels
definition: to turn over, bringing the lowest side to the top; upset; capsize.
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phrase: keel over
derivation: keelless (adj.)