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Noun: keel  keel
  1. A projection or ridge that suggests a keel
  2. The median ridge on the breastbone of birds that fly
  3. One of the main longitudinal beams (or plates) of the hull of a vessel; can extend vertically into the water to provide lateral stability
Verb: keel  keel
  1. Walk as if unable to control one's movements
    "The drunken man keeled into the room";
    - stagger, reel, lurch, swag, careen

Derived forms: keels, keeling, keeled

Type of: beam, carina, projection, walk

Part of: carinate, carinate bird, flying bird, hull

Encyclopedia: Keel, Staffordshire