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keel

KEEL, n.

1. The principal timber in a ship, extending from stem to stern at the bottom, and supporting the whole frame.

2. A low flat-bottomed vessel, used in the river Tyne, to convey coals from Newcastle for loading the colliers.

3. In botany, the lower petal of a papilionaceous corol, inclosing the stamens and pistil.

False keel, a strong thick piece of timber, bolted to the bottom of the keel, to preserve it from injury.

On an even keel, in a level or horizontal position.

KEEL, v.t. To cool.

KEEL, v.t. To plow with a keel; to navigate.

1. To turn up the keel; to show the bottom.

To keel the pot, in Ireland, to scum it.




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KEEL, n.

1. The principal timber in a ship, extending from stem to stern at the bottom, and supporting the whole frame.

2. A low flat-bottomed vessel, used in the river Tyne, to convey coals from Newcastle for loading the colliers.

3. In botany, the lower petal of a papilionaceous corol, inclosing the stamens and pistil.

False keel, a strong thick piece of timber, bolted to the bottom of the keel, to preserve it from injury.

On an even keel, in a level or horizontal position.

KEEL, v.t. To cool.

KEEL, v.t. To plow with a keel; to navigate.

1. To turn up the keel; to show the bottom.

To keel the pot, in Ireland, to scum it.


KEEL, n. [Sax. cæle; G. and D. kiel; Dan. kiil, kiol; Russ. kil; Sw. köl; Fr. quille; Sp. quilla; Port. quilha. The word, in different languages, signifies a keel, a pin, kayle, and a quill; probably from extending.]

  1. The principal timber in a ship, extending from stem to stern at the bottom, and supporting the whole frame. – Mar. Dict.
  2. A low flat-bottomed vessel, used in the river Tyne, to convey coals from Newcastle for loading the colliers.
  3. In botany, the lower petal of a papilionaceous corol, inclosing the stamens and pistil. – Martyn. False keel, a strong thick piece of timber, bolted to the bottom of the keel, to preserve it from injury. On an even keel, in a level or horizontal position.

KEEL, v.t.1 [Sax. cælan.]

To cool. [Obs.] – Gower.


KEEL, v.t.2

  1. To plow with a keel; to navigate. – J. Barlow.
  2. To turn up the keel; to show the bottom. – Shak. To keel the pot, in Ireland, to scum it. – Shak.

Keel
  1. To cool; to skim or stir.

    [Obs.]

    While greasy Joan doth keel the pot. Shak.

  2. A brewer's cooling vat; a keelfat.
  3. 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 vessel's frame. In an iron vessel, a combination of plates supplies the place of the keel of a wooden ship. See Illust. of Keelson.
  4. To traverse with a keel] to navigate.
  5. In a dirigible, a construction similar in form and use to a ship's keel; in an aëroplane, a fin or fixed surface employed to increase stability and to hold the machine to its course.
  6. Fig.: The whole ship.
  7. To turn up the keel; to show the bottom.

    To keel over, to upset; to capsize. [Colloq.]

  8. A barge or lighter, used on the Tyne for carrying coal from Newcastle; also, a barge load of coal, twenty-one tons, four cwt.

    [Eng.]
  9. The two lowest petals of the corolla of a papilionaceous flower, united and inclosing the stamens and pistil; a carina. See Carina.
  10. A projecting ridge along the middle of a flat or curved surface.

    Bilge keel (Naut.), a keel peculiar to ironclad vessels, extending only a portion of the length of the vessel under the bilges. Ham. Nav. Encyc. -- False keel. See under False. -- Keel boat. (a) A covered freight boat, with a keel, but no sails, used on Western rivers. [U. S.] (b) A low, flat-bottomed freight boat. See Keel, n., 3. -- Keel piece, one of the timbers or sections of which a keel is composed. -- On even keel, in a level or horizontal position, so that the draught of water at the stern and the bow is the same. Ham. Nav. Encyc.

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Keel

KEEL, noun

1. The principal timber in a ship, extending from stem to stern at the bottom, and supporting the whole frame.

2. A low flat-bottomed vessel, used in the river Tyne, to convey coals from Newcastle for loading the colliers.

3. In botany, the lower petal of a papilionaceous corol, inclosing the stamens and pistil.

False keel a strong thick piece of timber, bolted to the bottom of the keel to preserve it from injury.

On an even keel in a level or horizontal position.

KEEL, verb transitive To cool.

KEEL, verb transitive To plow with a keel; to navigate.

1. To turn up the keel; to show the bottom.

To keel the pot, in Ireland, to scum it.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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