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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old Norse
Origin: kjölr

keel

1 noun
     
Related topics: Water
keel1
1

on an even keel

steady, without any sudden changes
keep something/get something back on an even keel
Now that the crisis is over, we must try to get things back on an even keel.
2TTW [countable] a bar along the bottom of a boat that keeps it steady in the water

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