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garboard strake

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noun Nautical.
  1. the first strake on each side of a keel.

Origin of garboard strake

First recorded in 1620–30
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Examples from the Web for garboard strake

Historical Examples

  • That which is placed between the garboard-strake and lower back-strake.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

  • Here spoke a sea-valve that communicated directly with the water outside, and was seated not very far from the garboard-strake.

  • Poor man, it knocked him silly, and he fell over the garboard-strake and barked his shin on the cat-heads.

  • "I've got one fraction of an inch play, at any rate," said the garboard-strake, triumphantly.

  • "I've got one-fraction of an inch play, at any rate," said the garboard-strake, triumphantly.