Adjective "keeled" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples

adjective

    Definitions

    1. Nautical. a central fore-and-aft structural member in the bottom of a hull, extending from the stem to the sternpost and having the floors or frames attached to it, usually at right angles: sometimes projecting from the bottom of the hull to provide stability.

    2. Literary. a ship or boat.

    3. a part corresponding to a ship's keel in some other structure, as in a dirigible balloon.

    4. (initial capital letter) Astronomy. the constellation Carina.

    5. Botany, Zoology. a longitudinal ridg

    More examples(as adjective)

    "wells can be keeled."

    "slugs can be keeled."

    Origin

    (keel)