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KEEL MEANING IN FRENCH

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Keel quille ,navire  

Definition & Synonyms


• Keel

  1. (n.) The two lowest petals of the corolla of a papilionaceous flower, united and inclosing the stamens and pistil; a carina. See Carina.
  2. (n.) Fig.: The whole ship.
  3. (n.) A brewers cooling vat; a keelfat.
  4. (v. i.) To traverse with a keel; to navigate.
  5. (n.) A projecting ridge along the middle of a flat or curved surface.
  6. (n.) A barge or lighter, used on the Type for carrying coal from Newcastle; also, a barge load of coal, twenty-one tons, four cwt.
  7. (n.) 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 vessels frame. In an iron vessel, a combination of plates supplies the place of the keel of a wooden ship. See Illust. of Keelson.
  8. (v. i.) To turn up the keel; to show the bottom.
  9. (v. t. & i.) To cool; to skim or stir.
  10. (n.) In a dirigible, a construction similar in form and use to a ships keel; in an aeroplane, a fin or fixed surface employed to increase stability and to hold the machine to its course.


Synonyms:
Careen, Lurch, Reel, Stagger, Swag,