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"keel" in British English

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keelnoun [C]

uk   /kiːl/  us   /kiːl/
the ​longpiece of ​wood or ​metal along the ​bottom of a ​boat that ​formspart of ​itsstructure and ​helps to ​keep the ​boatbalanced in the ​water
(Definition of keel from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"keel" in American English

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keelnoun [C]

 us   /kil/
the ​longpiece of ​wood or ​steel put along the ​bottom of a ​boat from ​front to back that ​supports the ​frame
(Definition of keel from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"keel" in Business English

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keelnoun [C]

uk   us   /kiːl/
on an even keel
continuing or ​operating without problems or sudden ​changes: High ​oilprices are making it difficult to keep the ​economy and ​inflation on an ​even keel.
(Definition of keel from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “keel”
in Spanish quilla…
in Vietnamese sống tàu…
in Malaysian lunas…
in Thai กระดูกงู (เรือ)…
in French quille…
in German der Kiel…
in Chinese (Simplified) (船的)龙骨…
in Turkish tekne omurgası…
in Russian киль…
in Indonesian lunas…
in Chinese (Traditional) (船的)龍骨…
in Polish stępka, kil…
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