careen

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Careen \Ca*reen"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Careened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Careening}.] [OF. cariner, F. car['e]ner, fr. OF. car['e]ne, the bottom of a ship, keel, fr. L. carina.] (Naut.) To cause (a vessel) to lean over so that she floats on one side, leaving the other side out of water and accessible for repairs below the water line; to case to be off the keel.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Careen \Ca*reen"\, verb (used without an object) To incline to one side, or lie over, as a ship when sailing on a wind; to be off the keel.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

careen

noun

1: pitching dangerously to one side [syn: {rock}, {careen}, {sway}, {tilt}]

verb

1: walk as if unable to control one's movements; "The drunken man staggered into the room" [syn: {stagger}, {reel}, {keel}, {lurch}, {swag}, {careen}]

2: move sideways or in an unsteady way; "The ship careened out of control" [syn: {careen}, {wobble}, {shift}, {tilt}]


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