The word “keelhauls” has 2 syllables: keel-hauls.

It's pronounced as /ˈkiːlˌhɔlz/.

What is synonym and antonym for keelhauls?

In the thesaurus, “keelhauls” has 7 synonyms and 4 antonyms.

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

Synonyms for keelhauls

  • bawls out
  • blames
  • calls down
  • criticizes
  • lectures
  • reprimands
  • scolds

Antonyms for keelhauls

Meanings of keelhauls

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

Example Sentences

  • The strict captain often keelhauls any crew member who violates the ship's rules.
  • The notorious pirate ship was known for its brutal keelhauls as a form of punishment.
  • The threat of keelhauls kept the crew members in line, ensuring discipline on board.
  • Sailors whispered tales of the fearsome captain who regularly keelhauls disobedient sailors.
  • The pirate code dictated that any act of betrayal would result in severe keelhauls.

On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, or another words to keelhauls, such as: approves, bawls out, blames, calls down, criticizes, endorses, indorses.

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