[dag-er-bawrd, -bohrd]
noun Nautical.
  1. a removable board on a small sailboat, typically of small dimension fore and aft, lowered into the water through a trunk to serve as a keel.
Compare centerboard.

Origin of daggerboard

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British Dictionary definitions for daggerboard


  1. a light bladelike board inserted into the water through a slot in the keel of a boat to reduce keeling and leewayCompare centreboard
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