The keel, which is 30 centimeters in width, contains the shaft of the screw.
He turned to the girt who sat on the keel, silent, looking away to sea.
We launched a ship called the Madison, about this time, and we laid the keel of another, that was named the Pike.
They seized her by the gunwale, raised her and laid her keel on a roller.
The keel was in several lengths, fastened together with long scarfs, bolted through.
Then it was done, and he was once more clinging to the keel with the rope in his hand.
But the discussion of ethics was interrupted by the grating of the boat's keel on the sand.
I took the mast, which had a thong of bull's-hide round it, and tied it to the keel.
He laid the first keel of a ship at Midford, Mass., in 1802, and during half a century built a fleet.
Don't you know a boat can't stand alone when the keel is on the sand?
"lowest timber of a ship or boat," mid-14c., probably from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse kjölr "keel," Danish kjøl, Swedish köl, from Proto-Germanic *keluz, of uncertain origin. Some etymologists say this is unconnected with the keel that means "a ship, barge," which also is the root of Middle Dutch kiel "ship," Old English ceol "ship's prow," Old High German kiel, German Kiel "ship," but the two words have influenced each other. Barnhart, however, calls them cognates. This other word is said to be from Proto-Germanic *keula, from PIE *geul- "rounded vessel." Keel still is used locally in England and U.S. for "flat-bottomed boat," especially on the Tyne.
1838, American English, from keel (n.). To keel over (1876) is from the nautical image of a ship turning keel-up. Related: Keeled; keeling.
"to keep cool," from Middle English kelen, from Old English celan "to cool," from col "cool" (see cool). The form kele (from Old English colian) was used by Shakespeare, but it later was assimilated with the adjective form into the modern verb cool. Cognate with Dutch koelen, Old High German chuolen, German kühlen.