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  • English Word Kecklish Definition Inclined to vomit; squeamish.
  • English Word Kecksies Definition of Kecksy
  • English Word Kecksy Definition The hollow stalk of an umbelliferous plant, such as the cow parsnip or the hemlock.
  • English Word Kecky Definition Resembling a kecksy.
  • English Word Kedge Definition To move (a vessel) by carrying out a kedge in a boat, dropping it overboard, and hauling the vessel up to it.
  • English Word Kedge Definition A small anchor used whenever a large one can be dispensed witch. See Kedge, v. t., and Anchor, n.
  • English Word Kedged Definition of Kedge
  • English Word Kedger Definition A small anchor; a kedge.
  • English Word Kedging Definition of Kedge
  • English Word Kedlook Definition See Charlock.
  • English Word Kee Definition See Kie, Ky, and Kine.
  • English Word Keech Definition A mass or lump of fat rolled up by the butcher.
  • English Word Keel Definition To cool; to skim or stir.
  • English Word Keel Definition A brewer's cooling vat; a keelfat.
  • English Word Keel Definition A longitudinal timber, or series of timbers scarfed together, extending from stem to stern along the bottom of a vessel. It is the principal timber of the vessel, and, by means of the ribs attached on each side, supports the vessel's frame. In an iron vessel, a combination of plates supplies the place of the keel of a wooden ship. See Illust. of Keelson.
  • English Word Keel Definition Fig.: The whole ship.
  • English Word Keel Definition A barge or lighter, used on the Type for carrying coal from Newcastle; also, a barge load of coal, twenty-one tons, four cwt.
  • English Word Keel Definition The two lowest petals of the corolla of a papilionaceous flower, united and inclosing the stamens and pistil; a carina. See Carina.
  • English Word Keel Definition A projecting ridge along the middle of a flat or curved surface.
  • English Word Keel Definition To traverse with a keel; to navigate.
  • English Word Keel Definition To turn up the keel; to show the bottom.
  • English Word Keelage Definition The right of demanding a duty or toll for a ship entering a port; also, the duty or toll.
  • English Word Keeled Definition of Keel
  • English Word Keeled Definition Keel-shaped; having a longitudinal prominence on the back; as, a keeled leaf.
  • English Word Keeled Definition Having a median ridge; carinate; as, a keeled scale.
  • English Word Keeler Definition A small or shallow tub; esp., one used for holding materials for calking ships, or one used for washing dishes, etc.
  • English Word Keeler Definition One employed in managing a Newcastle keel; -- called also keelman.
  • English Word Keelfat Definition A cooler; a vat for cooling wort, etc.
  • English Word Keelhaul Definition To haul under the keel of a ship, by ropes attached to the yardarms on each side. It was formerly practiced as a punishment in the Dutch and English navies.
  • English Word Keelhauled Definition of Keelhaul