One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Of the keel of a boat: curving upwards at each end. Also (of a boat): having a keel of this kind.
2Of an ice skate: having a blade which curves upwards at each end. Also (of a roller skate): having the wheels arranged in a similar, curved shape.
3Of a surfboard: curving upwards at the nose and tail.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Dixon Kemp (1839–1899). From rocker + -ed.
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