1. [ noun ] (zoology) the median ridge on the breastbone of birds that fly
Related terms: carina carinate
2. [ verb ] walk as if unable to control one's movements
Synonyms: stagger lurch reel careen swag

"The drunken man staggered into the room"

Related terms: walk lurch rock staggerer
3. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 3630
4. [ noun ] (nautical) one of the main longitudinal beams (or plates) of the hull of a vessel; can extend vertically into the water to provide lateral stability
Related terms: beam bilge_keel fin_keel hull fin_keel
Similar spelling:   Keely