verb (used with object)
Nautical. to haul (an offender) under the bottom of a ship and up on the other side as a punishment.
to rebuke severely.
Also, keelhale [keel-heyl] .
Also called keeldrag [keel-drag] , keelrake [keel-reyk] .

1660–70; < Dutch kielhalen. See keel1, haul Unabridged
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keelhaul (ˈkiːlˌhɔːl)
1.  to drag (a person) by a rope from one side of a vessel to the other through the water under the keel
2.  to rebuke harshly
[C17: from Dutch kielhalen; see keel1, haul]

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We will not keelhaul you, but that's a good warning to you to wrap up.
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