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kazoo a musical toy consisting of a small tube, one side of which has a hole covered with paper that vibrates when a player sings or hums into the tube, producing a buzzing tone.
kc abbreviation of "kilocycle," or "kilocycles," a unit of frequency equal to one thousand cycles per second or one thousand hertz; kilohertz.
kea a large brownish green parrot of New Zealand.
kebob variant of kabob.
Kechua variant of Quechua.
kedge to move (a ship) by hauling on the line of its kedge anchor, then dropping the anchor in the desired position. [3 definitions]
keel a structural part extending lengthwise down the bottom center of the hull of a boat or ship, important for stability in water. [4 definitions]
keelhaul to punish (someone) by submerging and dragging under the bottom of a vessel and up the other side. [2 definitions]
keelless combined form of keel.
keel over to faint or fall over suddenly.
keelson a timber or girder in the hull of a ship, fastened above and parallel to the keel to add structural strength.
keen1 extremely sharp; able to cut readily and finely. [4 definitions]
keen2 a loud, mournful wailing for the dead. [2 definitions]
keep to hold or retain possession of. [14 definitions]
keep an eye on to watch or tend with care.
keep an eye out to be watchful or closely attentive.
keep a secret to refrain from revealing a secret.
keep a stiff upper lip to face with courage such difficulties as sorrow, disappointment, or pain.
keep at continue one's persistence with (some activity).
keeper one that keeps. [5 definitions]
keep good time of a clock or watch, to operate well and accurately show the time. [2 definitions]