Origin of bilge keel
Words nearby bilge keel
How to use bilge keel in a sentence
They sense that their ship of state is no longer on an even keel.
But, as the keel of the boats touched bottom, each boat-load dashed into the water and then into the enemy's fire.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
Robert was out there under the shed, reclining in the shade against the sloping keel of the overturned boat.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
To maintain the vessel on an even keel he introduced four vanes, called “hydroplanes,” for regulating the depth of descent.The Wonder Book of Knowledge|Various
The tip often forms an abrupt angle with the shaft and there is a keel on the dorsal surface of the tip (see figs. 5, 6).
Microscopic examination reveals that there is a faint keel on the dorsal surface of the tip.