keelhale
Keelhaul Keel"haul`, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Keelhauled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Keelhauling}.] [3d keel + haul: cf. LG. & D. kielhalen, G. kielholen. ] [Written also {keelhale}.] (Naut.) To haul under the keel of a ship, by ropes attached to the yardarms on each side. It was formerly practiced as a punishment in the Dutch and English navies. --Totten. [1913 Webster]

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  • keelhale — keel·hale …   English syllables

  • keelhale — transitive verb see keelhaul …   Useful english dictionary

  • Keelhaul — Keel haul , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Keelhauled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Keelhauling}.] [3d keel + haul: cf. LG. & D. kielhalen, G. kielholen. ] [Written also {keelhale}.] (Naut.) To haul under the keel of a ship, by ropes attached to the yardarms on each… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Keelhauled — Keelhaul Keel haul , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Keelhauled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Keelhauling}.] [3d keel + haul: cf. LG. & D. kielhalen, G. kielholen. ] [Written also {keelhale}.] (Naut.) To haul under the keel of a ship, by ropes attached to the yardarms …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Keelhauling — Keelhaul Keel haul , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Keelhauled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Keelhauling}.] [3d keel + haul: cf. LG. & D. kielhalen, G. kielholen. ] [Written also {keelhale}.] (Naut.) To haul under the keel of a ship, by ropes attached to the yardarms …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kielhohlen — Kielhohlen, verb. reg. act. welches nur in der Schifffahrt üblich ist. 1) Ein Schiff kielhohlen, es auf die Seite legen, um den Kiel und den untern Theil zu kalfatern und auszubessern; gleichsam, es über den Kiel hohlen. 2) Einen Verbrecher… …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • keelhaul — /keel hawl /, v.t. 1. Naut. to haul (an offender) under the bottom of a ship and up on the other side as a punishment. 2. to rebuke severely. Also, keelhale /keel hayl/. Also called keeldrag /keel drag /, keelrake /keel rayk /. [1660 70; < D… …   Universalium

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