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bilge keel

n. Nautical
Either of two beams or fins fastened lengthwise along the outside of a ship's bilge to inhibit heavy rolling.

bilge keel

n
(Nautical Terms) one of two keel-like projections along the bilges of some vessels to improve sideways stability

bilge′ keel`


n.
a keellike projection along a ship's bilge to retard rolling.
[1840–50]
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Noun1.bilge keel - either of two lengthwise fins attached along the outside of a ship's bilgebilge keel - either of two lengthwise fins attached along the outside of a ship's bilge; reduces rolling
keel - one of the main longitudinal beams (or plates) of the hull of a vessel; can extend vertically into the water to provide lateral stability
vessel, watercraft - a craft designed for water transportation
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