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centreboard

/ˈsɛntəˌbɔːd/
noun
1.
a supplementary keel for a sailing vessel, which may be adjusted by raising and lowering Compare daggerboard
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  • His moment had come when she gave him the order about the centreboard.

    Priscilla's Spies George A. Birmingham
  • “Up with that centreboard, now, George—lively,” cried Harvey.

    The Rival Campers Ruel Perley Smith
  • Then he fell over sidewise and hit a corner of the centreboard box.

    The Rival Campers Afloat Ruel Perley Smith
  • The centreboard is an adjustable keel that can be raised or lowered at pleasure.

    Boat-Building and Boating

    Daniel Carter Beard
  • centreboard to be of iron and pivoted at forward end of casing.

    Yachting Vol. 2 Various.
  • I tried a centreboard in the 4-tonner 'Swan,' but discarded it after one season.

    Yachting Vol. 2 Various.
  • Her centreboard was jammed, but finally it was lowered about eleven feet.

    Yachting Vol. 2 Various.
  • The battle of centreboard v. keel will doubtless be continued.

    Yachting Vol. 1 Various.
  • (p. 201) And the merits of a centreboard are many and obvious.

    Yachting Vol. 1 Various.
  • I have never had my centreboard either bent or broken by such contact.

    Yachting Vol. 1 Various.

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