keel keel  /ˈkil/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a projection or ridge that suggests a keel
  2. (n) the median ridge on the breastbone of birds that fly
  3. (n) one of the main longitudinal beams (or plates) of the hull of a vessel; can extend vertically into the water to provide lateral stability
  4. (v) walk as if unable to control one's movements

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Usage(s):

  1. The latest design: a tandem keel that combines the rudder and keel fin and eliminates the need for a separate rudder.
  2. But the keel, which normally requires 36 ft.
  3. The shipwrights of politics thumbed their blueprints and prepared to lay the keels of their Campaigns.

News

  1. There’s no business like ‘showboat’

    Among the most popular movies in the early Fifties was “Showboat,” a stunning version of the Jerome Kern musical starring Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel and Ava Gardner.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Baytown Sun

  2. Tribal leaders focus on energy development hurdles

    SANDIA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — Federal and tribal politics and bureaucracy remain some of the reasons energy development has been so difficult in Indian Country, American Indian leaders said Tuesday. Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly, National Congress of American Indians President Jefferson Keel and others opened a three-day conference with a round-table discussion about the hurdles of developing ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Wenatchee World

  3. High school softball: Best-ever run ends for Whittier

    LOWELL - Of all the intangibles trotted out in modern-day sports, probably the most important is experience. It is the one trait that can succeed without overarching emotion, playing at peak performance and at an even keel all at once. St. Mary's ha
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Eagle-Tribune

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Quotes

  1. "We've been waiting a long time," said Mauer, who grew up in St. Paul. "It was tough for me. I was trying to stay on an even keel and remind myself that we had a ballgame to play and we had to try to win that ballgame. It's tough to describe...
    on Apr 12, 2010 By: Joe Mauer Source: ESPN

  2. "We know we have to get back to work," Dungy said. "I still haven't come down yet. I'm a pretty even-keel guy, but it's still a special time. It's been great, it's been fun, but we have to zero in on the 2007 season."
    on Feb 19, 2007 By: Tony Dungy Source: SportingNews.com

  3. "Now that I'm here, I feel like nothing can go wrong," Buchholz said. "I'll try to keep an even keel and remember it's not that easy all the time."
    on Sep 2, 2007 By: Clay Buchholz Source: Kansas City Star

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