verb (used without object)
verb (used with object) Nautical.
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Origin of careen
OTHER WORDS FROM careenca·reen·er, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH careencareen , career
Words nearby careen
How to use careen in a sentence
Rollerbladers careen down its immaculate sidewalks while couples stroll leisurely past.
We have a movement full of people who love their country and who are terrified of the course that it continues to careen along.
Here and there he lay in such rubbish as motionless as the effigies careen on marble biers.Greyfriars Bobby|Eleanor Atkinson
At early dawn a fierce gust of wind caused the schooners "Hamilton" and "Scourge" to careen far to leeward.The Naval History of the United States|Willis J. Abbot.
On the 28th the weather was fine enough to "Careen clean and tallow the ships five streaks below the water line."
He by no means suffering them to "careen at Umrest where all the Dutch ships are cleaned."
Al, who was in the main cabin, ran forward as he felt the boat shiver and careen and looked down over the bow.With Sully into the Sioux Land|Joseph Mills Hanson