verb (used with object)
Nautical. to haul (an offender) under the bottom of a ship and up on the other side as a punishment.
to rebuke severely.
to drag (a person) by a rope from one side of a vessel to the other through the water under the keel
to rebuke harshly
1660s (the experience itself is described from 1620s), from Dutch kielhalen, literally “to haul under the keel,” an old punishment. See keel (n.) + haul (v.). Related: Keelhauled. German kielholen, Danish kjølhale, Swedish kölhala also are from Dutch.
[kel-suh n, keel-] /ˈkɛl sən, ˈkil-/ noun, Nautical. 1. any of various fore-and-aft structural members lying above or parallel to the keel in the bottom of a hull. /ˈkɛlsən; ˈkiːl-/ noun 1. a longitudinal beam fastened to the keel of a vessel for strength and stiffness n. also kelson, 1620s, altered (by influence of keel […]
[kee-loo ng] /ˈkiˈlʊŋ/ noun, Older Spelling. 1. . /ˈkiːˈlʊŋ/ noun 1. another name for Chilung
noun 1. any of various types of sailing vessels in which a fixed, projecting keel gives lateral resistance.
[keen] /kin/ adjective, keener, keenest. 1. finely sharpened, as an edge; so shaped as to cut or pierce substances readily: a keen razor. 2. sharp, piercing, or biting: a keen wind; keen satire. 3. characterized by strength and distinctness of perception; extremely sensitive or responsive: keen eyes; keen ears. 4. having or showing great mental […]