Definition of Sliding keel

1. Noun. A retractable fin keel used on sailboats to prevent drifting to leeward.

Exact synonyms: Centerboard, Centreboard, Drop Keel
Specialized synonyms: Daggerboard
Generic synonyms: Fin Keel
Group relationships: Sailboat, Sailing Boat



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sliding keel (current term)
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Literary usage of Sliding keel

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

1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1858)
"The advantage of the sliding keel, both to fishing- and life-boats, ... With the sliding keel up, the " Fishermen's Life-boat" would have taken the ground ..."

2. The Engineer's & Mechanic's Encyclopeadia ...: The Machinery & Processes by Luke Hebert (1849)
"The sliding keel is further secured or supported by four chain stays, ... 1 is a side elevation of a vessel fitted with a sliding keel on Mr. Willoughby's ..."

3. The Mechanics' Magazine, Museum, Register, Journal, and Gazette (1851)
"... an apprehension entertained by the other naval authorities of the day that the liability to leakage of the sliding-keel cases was attended with danger. ..."

4. The Engineer's and Mechanic's Encyclopædia: Comprehending Practical by Luke Hebert (1848)
"The sliding keel is further secured or supported by four chain stays, two on each side, ... side elevation of a vessel fitted with a sliding keel on Mr. ..."

5. A Manual of Yacht and Boat Sailing by Dixon Kemp, Brooke Heckstall-Smith (1900)
"So far as we were concerned, the sliding ,keel was lost sight, of until the visit of the America in 1851 drew attention * In 1889 a gentleman, ..."

6. Iron: An Illustrated Weekly Journal for Iron and Steel Manufacturers edited by Sholto Percy, Perry Fairfax Nursey (1851)
"... an apprehension entertained by the other naval authorities of the day that the liability to leakage of the sliding-keel cases was attended with danger. ..."

7. The Ship-builders' Complete Guide: Comprehending the Theory and Practice of by Charles Frederick Partington (1826)
"... sliding keel. stated very properly, that in the case of a frigate drawing seventeen feet water, and another frigate of the same burthen drawing only ..."

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