Keel vs Keelboat - What's the difference?

keel | keelboat |


As nouns the difference between keel and keelboat

is that keel is (nautical) a large beam along the underside of a ship’s hull from bow to stern while keelboat is (sailing) any sailboat having a keel (as opposed to a centerboard or daggerboard).

As a verb keel

is to collapse, to fall.

keel

English

(wikipedia keel)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (nautical) A large beam along the underside of a ship’s hull from bow to stern.
  • (nautical) Sometimes, a rigid, flat piece of material anchored to the lowest part of the hull of a ship to give it greater control and stability.
  • (nautical) A type of flat-bottomed boat.
  • A material similar to chalk or crayon used to mark pavement.
  • (zoology) The periphery of a whorl extended to form a more or less flattened plate; a prominent spiral ridge.
  • (botany) The two lowest petals of the corolla of a papilionaceous flower, united and enclosing the stamens and pistil; a carina.
  • A brewer's cooling vat.
  • Derived terms

    * even keel * keelhaul * keel over

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to collapse, to fall
  • He keeled over after having a stroke.
  • To traverse with a keel; to navigate.
  • To turn up the keel; to show the bottom.
  • Derived terms

    * keel over

    Anagrams

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    keelboat

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (sailing) Any sailboat having a keel (as opposed to a centerboard or daggerboard).