bilge keel


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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.
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The boat's radar mast shifted, the bilge keel fell off and five wheelhouse seats buckled when it was hit by a wave 10 days ago.