a supplementary keel for a sailing vessel, which may be adjusted by raising and loweringCompare daggerboard

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Examples from the Web for centreboard

Historical Examples of centreboard

  • 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.