- the first strake on each side of a keel.
Origin of garboard strake
First recorded in 1620–30
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Examples from the Web for garboard strake
That which is placed between the garboard-strake and lower back-strake.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
Here spoke a sea-valve that communicated directly with the water outside, and was seated not very far from the garboard-strake.
Poor man, it knocked him silly, and he fell over the garboard-strake and barked his shin on the cat-heads.The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories
"I've got one fraction of an inch play, at any rate," said the garboard-strake, triumphantly.
"I've got one-fraction of an inch play, at any rate," said the garboard-strake, triumphantly.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II