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Definition 1: one of the main longitudinal beams (or plates) of the hull of a vessel; can extend vertically into the water to provide lateral stability - [noun denoting artifact]

(keel is a kind of ...) long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction

(... is a kind of keel ) either of two lengthwise fins attached along the outside of a ship's bilge; reduces rolling

(keel is a part of ...) a metal plate projecting from the keel of a shallow vessel to give it greater lateral stability

(... is part of keel) the frame or body of ship

Definition 2: the median ridge on the breastbone of birds that fly - [noun denoting body]

(keel is a kind of ...) any of various keel-shaped structures or ridges such as that on the breastbone of a bird or that formed by the fused petals of a pea blossom

(... is part of keel) birds having keeled breastbones for attachment of flight muscles

Definition 3: a projection or ridge that suggests a keel - [noun denoting shape]

(keel is a kind of ...) any solid convex shape that juts out from something

Definition 4: walk as if unable to control one's movements - [verb of motion]

Samples where keel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The drunken man staggered into the room

Synonyms for keel in the sense of this definition

(keel is a kind of ...) use one's feet to advance; advance by steps

"Walk, don't run!" "We walked instead of driving" "She walks with a slight limp" "The patient cannot walk yet" "Walk over to the cabinet"

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