Translation of "keel" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /kiːl/ us

the long piece of wood or metal along the bottom of a boat that forms part of its structure and helps to keep the boat balanced in the water


(Translation of “keel” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /kiːl/

the long supporting piece of a ship’s frame that lies lengthwise along the bottom

The boat’s keel became stuck in the mud near the shore.
keel over phrasal verb

to fall over usually suddenly or unexpectedly eg in a faint

She suddenly felt dizzy and keeled over.
be/keep on an even keel

to be, keep or remain in a calm and untroubled state

mantener el equilibrio
Higher interest rates are needed to keep the economy on an even keel.

(Translation of “keel” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)