Definition of Fin keel

1. Noun. A metal plate projecting from the keel of a shallow vessel to give it greater lateral stability.

Specialized synonyms: Centerboard, Centreboard, Drop Keel, Sliding Keel
Group relationships: Keel
Generic synonyms: Plate



Definition of Fin keel

1. Noun. (nautical) A type of keel common in sailing yachts, its shape resembling a fin of fish. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fin Keel

fimbrin
fimbrins
fimbriocele
fimbriodentate sulcus
fimbrioplasty
fimbriæ
fimetic
fimicolous
fin
fin-de-siecle
fin-foot
fin-footed
fin-toed
fin de siecle
fin de siècle
fin keel (current term)
fin whale
fin whales
finable
finagle
finagled
finagler
finaglers
finagles
finagling
finaglings
final
final account
final approach
final curtain

Literary usage of Fin keel

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Outing (1893)
"The fin keel is, in effect, a fixed centerboard, some advantage being ... The latest development of the fin keel, known as the " ballast fin," is the ..."

2. American Yachting by William Picard Stephens (1904)
"Though the " fin keel" was specifically prohibited in the class, this competition, in which Mr. Herreshoff led, soon resulted in an expensive racing machine ..."

3. The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans ...by John Howard Brown by John Howard Brown (1904)
"In 1881 he built the first fin-keel boat made in Switzerland, and in 1887-89 was engaged in extensive experiments with this keel in Bristol harbor, ..."

4. Boat Sailing in Fair Weather and Foul by Ahmed John Kenealy (1905)
"Frontispiece. Turning the Stake. PAGE Yawl in a Squall, - - - - - -41 Latest Type of Fin-Keel, .... 49 Sail Plan of Modern Fin-Keel, ..."

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