fin keel

noun

1
: a plate of metal fixed to the keel of a shallow boat to provide lateral resistance usually supplemented by a cigar-shaped bulb of lead to provide stability
2
: a long narrow and shallow ship (as a yacht) fitted with a fin keel and lead bulb
3
: a yacht with shallow body carried down in an extension of wood or metal which in turn carries a metal keel

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“Fin keel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fin%20keel. Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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