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Meaning of CAREEN

Pronunciation:  ku'reen

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  pitching dangerously to one side
  2. [v]  move sideways or in an unsteady way, as of a ship or a vehicle out of control
  3. [v]  walk as if unable to control one's movements

CAREEN is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: keel, lurch, reel, rock, shift, stagger, swag, sway, sway, tilt, tilt, wobble
 See Also: lurch, move, pitch, pitching, totter, walk



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ca*reen"\, v. t. [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.]
    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.
  2. \Ca*reen"\, v. i.
    To incline to one side, or lie over, as a ship when sailing
    on a wind; to be off the keel.
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