• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Kevel A stone mason's hammer.
    • Kevel (Naut) A strong cleat to which large ropes are belayed.
    • n Kevel (Zoöl) The gazelle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n kevel See cavel.
    • n kevel See cavel.
    • n kevel A name of Antilope kavella of Pallas, a supposed species of gazel, later identified with the common gazel, A. dorcas.
    • n kevel Alocalname in Derbyshire, England, for the calcareous gangue of lead ore (galena).
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prov. E. kevil, cavel, rod, pole, a large hammer, horse's bit; cf. Icel. kefli, cylinder, a stick, mangle, and Dan. kievle, a roller


In literature:

The arm of a cleat or kevel.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Shiver my kevel-heads, but I ought to have been satisfied with anything you do.
"Brave Old Salt" by Oliver Optic
Timber-heads, used as kevels.
"The Seaman's Friend" by Richard Henry Dana

In news:

Hey we\'re just moving it along to the next kevel.

In science:

When Chi-Square test is applied on the sequence generated in the different case studies, it is observed that the value of X 2 formed is around 160 with a probability of occurrence of values at a very low kevel of 0.06.
Role of Statistical tests in Estimation of the Security of a New Encryption Algorithm