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keel

(kēl),
1. Paratyphoid or salmonellosis of ducklings.
2. The anatomic term referring to the line along the ventral aspect of bird's breastbone; a bony prominence.

keel

(in prosthetics) a device in a stored-energy foot prosthesis that bends the foot upward when weight is applied to the toe. See also carina, Seattle Foot, stored-energy foot.

keel

see CARINA.

keel

1. the ventrally directed large surface of the bird's sternum, the site of attachment of the major muscles of flight. Called also carina.
2. the prominent area over the sternum in Dachshunds.
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Celebrating the official start of a ship's construction, the keel laying ceremony was historically used to mark the initial placement of a central beam, which served as the vessel's backbone.
Earlier, MD KSEW, Rear Admiral Syed Hasan Nasir Shah in his welcome address said that today marks the performance of keel laying of second 32 Tons BP Tug, which is part of the contract awarded by PN for the construction of 2 similar Tugs.
Prior to the keel laying ceremony, NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville logisticians had already received 22.
At the Keel Laying ceremony, coins were placed on one of the keel blocks before the 580 tonne-unit, which will be part engine room of the completed ship, was lowered into place in the dry dock.
26 September 2011 - Oslo-listed Fairstar Heavy Transport NV (OSL:FAIR) announced today the keel laying ceremony for its semi-submersible vessel Finesse at the Qidong dry dock facility of Chinese company Guangzhou Shipbuilding International (GSI).
The keel laying ceremony was attended by representatives of the Pakistan Defence Ministry, China Shipbuilding and Offshore International Co.
The Izar Ferrol shipyard celebrated the keel laying of the Fridtjof Nansen, the first of a series of five F-310 class frigates for the Royal Norwegian Navy.
Shipbuilders at BAe Systems at Devonshire Dock Hall in Cumbria watch the ceremonial keel laying of the submarine HMS Astute.
The keel laying ceremony for the vessel was held in Colombo on 7 September, 2017.
Karachi -- Keel laying ceremony of 32 Tons Bollard Pull (BP) Tug being built for Pakistan Navy, was held at Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works (KS and EW.
The 90-year-old broadcaster and naturalist will perform the keel laying ceremony that involves operating a crane to lift part of the base of the ship into place.