centerboard

[ sen-ter-bawrd, -bohrd ]
/ ˈsɛn tərˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd /
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noun Nautical.

a pivoted fin keel that can be swung upward and aft within a watertight trunk when not in use.
Compare daggerboard.

Origin of centerboard

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50; center + board
Also called drop keel.
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