• Keeled Definition & Synonyms
- (a.) Having a median ridge; carinate; as, a keeled scale.
- (imp. & p. p.) of Keel
- (a.) Keel-shaped; having a longitudinal prominence on the back; as, a keeled leaf.
• Keel Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) The two lowest petals of the corolla of a papilionaceous flower, united and inclosing the stamens and pistil; a carina. See Carina.
- (n.) Fig.: The whole ship.
- (n.) A brewers cooling vat; a keelfat.
- (v. i.) To traverse with a keel; to navigate.
- (n.) A projecting ridge along the middle of a flat or curved surface.
- (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.
- (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.
- (v. i.) To turn up the keel; to show the bottom.
- (v. t. & i.) To cool; to skim or stir.
- (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.