/ (ˈɡɑːˌbɔːd) /

  1. nautical the bottommost plank of a vessel's hull: Also called: garboard plank, garboard strake

Origin of garboard

C17: from Dutch gaarboord, probably from Middle Dutch gaderen to gather + boord board

Words Nearby garboard

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How to use garboard in a sentence

  • "I've got one-fraction of an inch play, at any rate," said the garboard-strake, triumphantly.

  • Keel outside garboard strake, inclusive of thickness of keelband, (p. 151) if any, shall not exceed in depth 1½ in.

    Yachting Vol. 2 | Various.
  • I snubbed garboard, twitted Oxley and played the very dickens with the flagship's midshipmen.

    The Dreadnought of the Air | Percy F. Westerman
  • Usually a section of the keel and a portion of the garboard streaks were in sight above the sea.

    Blow The Man Down | Holman Day
  • It knocked down trees, swept over the lake, and—caught the little canoe on the crest of a wave, right under the garboard streak.

    Woodcraft and Camping | George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)