Meaning of KEEL in English

KEEL

transcription, транскрипция: [ ki:l ]

( keels, keeling, keeled)

1.

The keel of a boat is the long, specially shaped piece of wood or steel along the bottom of it.

N-COUNT

2.

If you say that someone or something is on an even keel , you mean that they are working or progressing smoothly and steadily, without any sudden changes.

Jason had helped him out with a series of loans, until he could get back on an even keel.

PHRASE : PHR after v , v-link PHR

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