- to cause (a ship) to lean or lie on one side, as on a beach, for cleaning, repairs, etc.
- to caulk, clean, or repair (a ship in this position)
- to cause to lean sideways; tip; tilt
Origin of careenFrench carener, careen from Old French carène, carine from OIt carena from Classical Latin carina, keel of a ship, origin, originally , nutshell: see hard
- to lean sideways, as a sailing ship before a high wind
- to lurch from side to side, esp. while moving rapidly