[keel] /kil/ noun 1. Nautical. a central fore-and-aft structural member in the bottom of a hull, extending from the stem to the sternpost and having the floors or frames attached to it, usually at right angles: sometimes projecting from the bottom of the hull to provide stability. 2. Literary. a ship or boat. 3. a […]
[kee-lee] /ˈki li/ noun 1. Leslie Enraught [en-rawt] /ˈɛn rɔt/ (Show IPA), 1834–1900, U.S. physician.
[keel-hawl] /ˈkilˌhɔl/ verb (used with object) 1. Nautical. to haul (an offender) under the bottom of a ship and up on the other side as a punishment. 2. to rebuke severely. /ˈkiːlˌhɔːl/ verb (transitive) 1. to drag (a person) by a rope from one side of a vessel to the other through the water under […]
/ˈkiːlɪ/ noun (Scot) 1. a kestrel 2. an urban ruffian; lower-class town or city dweller, esp Glaswegian