[kel-suh n, keel-] /ˈkɛl sən, ˈkil-/
any of various fore-and-aft structural members lying above or parallel to the keel in the bottom of a hull.
a longitudinal beam fastened to the keel of a vessel for strength and stiffness
also kelson, 1620s, altered (by influence of keel (n.)) from Middle English kelsyng (late 13c.), which probably is of Scandinavian origin (cf. Swedish kölsvin, Danish and Norwegian kjølsvin, from root of Old Norse kjölr (see keel (n.)) + swin “swine,” used of timber (see swine). Or else from a similar Low German source.
[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 […]
[keen] /kin/ noun 1. a city in SW New Hampshire.