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careen

[ kuh-reen ]
/ kəˈrin /
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verb (used without object)

verb (used with object) Nautical.

noun

a careening.
Nautical. the position of a careened ship.

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Origin of careen

1585–95 for def. 9; <Middle French carine<Latin carīna keel, nutshell; akin to Greek káryon nut

OTHER WORDS FROM careen

ca·reen·er, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH careen

careen , career
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How to use careen in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for careen

careen
/ (kəˈriːn) /

verb

to sway or cause to sway dangerously over to one side
(tr) nautical to cause (a vessel) to keel over to one side, esp in order to clean or repair its bottom
(intr) nautical (of a vessel) to keel over to one side

Derived forms of careen

careenage, nouncareener, noun

Word Origin for careen

C17: from French carène keel, from Italian carena, from Latin carīna keel
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