bilge piece

bilge keel

noun Nautical.
either of two keellike projections extending lengthwise along a ship's bilge, one on each side, to retard rolling.
Also called bilge piece.


Origin:
1840–50

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bilge keel
 
n
one of two keel-like projections along the bilges of some vessels to improve sideways stability

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