bilge keel


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

bilge keel

[′bilj ‚kēl]
(naval architecture)
A keel extending outside of the hull and fastened along a ship near the turn of the bilge to reduce rolling. Also known as rolling chock.
References in periodicals archive ?
Two pints and some thirty minutes later our heroes returned to the vessel to find its twin bilge keels settling nicely into the mud.