Careener

careen

[kuh-reen]
verb (used without object)
1.
(of a vehicle) to lean, sway, or tip to one side while in motion: The car careened around the corner.
2.
(of a ship) to heel over or list.
3.
career ( def 7 ).
4.
South Midland U.S. to lean or bend away from the vertical position: The barn was careening a little.
verb (used with object) Nautical.
5.
to cause (a ship) to lie over on a side, as for repairs or cleaning; heave down.
6.
to clean or repair (a ship lying on its side for the purpose).
7.
to cause (a ship) to heel over or list, as by the force of a beam wind.
noun
8.
a careening.
9.
Nautical. the position of a careened ship.

Origin:
1585–95 for def 9; < Middle French carine < Latin carīna keel, nutshell; akin to Greek káryon nut

careener, noun

careen, career.
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careen (kəˈriːn)
 
vb
1.  to sway or cause to sway dangerously over to one side
2.  (tr) nautical to cause (a vessel) to keel over to one side, esp in order to clean or repair its bottom
3.  (intr) nautical (of a vessel) to keel over to one side
 
[C17: from French carène keel, from Italian carena, from Latin carīna keel]
 
ca'reenage
 
n
 
ca'reener
 
n

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careen
1591, "to turn a ship on its side" (with the keel exposed), from M.Fr. carene "keel," from It. (Genoese dialect) carena, from L. carina "keel of a ship," originally "nutshell." Generalized sense of "to lean, to tilt" is 1883; confused with career (v.) since at least 1923.
To career is to move rapidly; to careen is to lurch from side to side (often while moving rapidly).
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