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keel

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Etymology

From Middle English kele, from Old Norse kjǫlr.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
keel

Plural
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  1. A large beam along the underside of a ship’s hull from bow to stern.
  2. Sometimes, a rigid, flat piece of material anchored to the lowest part of the hull of a ship to give it greater control and stability.
  3. Something similar to chalk or crayon used to mark pavement.

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Dutch

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Noun

keel m. and f. (plural len, diminutive eltje)

  1. throat
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Verb

keel

  1. First-person singular indicative simple present form of kelen.
  2. Imperative form of kelen.

Etymology 2

Noun

keel n. (no plural, no diminutive)

  1. gules, the blazoning term for the color red

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Estonian

Noun

keel (plural keeled)

  1. language
  2. tongue

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