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fin keel

noun, Nautical
1.
a finlike projection extending downward from the keel of a sailboat, serving to prevent lateral motion and acting as additional ballast.
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  • Her fin keel struck bottom, and her main topmast lurched and shivered as if about to come down upon our heads.

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fin keel

noun
1.
a projection from the keel of a vessel to give it additional stability
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