- a pivoted fin keel that can be swung upward and aft within a watertight trunk when not in use.
Origin of centerboard
Examples from the Web for centerboard
Historical Examples of centerboard
It was long, narrow, and low in freeboard and was fitted with a centerboard.The Migrations of an American Boat Type
Howard I. Chapelle
I leaped down into the cockpit and quickly lowered the centerboard.
You were right in insisting on shallow draught and a centerboard.Johnstone of the Border
Joe dropped the centerboard and returned, to be stationed at the jib-sheet.The Cruise of the Dazzler
If I could get to the centerboard and drop it, I believed the sloop would ride better and could be steered.