The word “keelhaul” has 2 syllables: keel-haul.

It's pronounced as /ˈkiːlˌhɔːl/.

What is synonym and antonym for keelhaul?

In the thesaurus, “keelhaul” has 4 synonyms and 4 antonyms.

Here are synonyms and antonyms for keelhaul along with examples of usage in sentences.

Synonyms for keelhaul

  • blame
  • lecture
  • reprimand
  • scold

Antonyms for keelhaul

Meanings of keelhaul

  • verb
    1. To punish by dragging under the keel of a ship.
    2. To rebuke harshly.

Example Sentences

  • The notorious pirate captain threatened to keelhaul any traitors among the crew.
  • The punishment for disobedience was a brutal keelhaul beneath the ship's hull.
  • Sailors spoke in hushed tones about the fearsome captain who would keelhaul those who defied him.
  • The captured pirate faced the terrifying prospect of a keelhaul as punishment for his crimes.
  • The old maritime tales were filled with gruesome stories of sailors who met their end through a merciless keelhaul.

On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, or another words to keelhaul, such as: approve, blame, endorse, indorse, lecture, reprimand, sanction.

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