daggerboard

[ dag-er-bawrd, -bohrd ]
/ ˈdæg ərˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd /

noun Nautical.

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.

Nearby words

  1. dagenham,
  2. dagestan,
  3. dagestan republic,
  4. dagga,
  5. dagger,
  6. daggers drawn, at,
  7. daggle,
  8. daggy,
  9. daghda,
  10. daglock

Compare centerboard.

Origin of daggerboard


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British Dictionary definitions for daggerboard

daggerboard

/ (ˈdæɡəˌbɔːd) /

noun

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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