inwale

[ in-weyl ]
/ ˈɪnˌweɪl /

noun Nautical.

(in an open boat) a horizontal timber binding together the frames along the top strake.
a strip of reinforcing material within a gunwale.

Nearby words

  1. involvement,
  2. invt.,
  3. invulnerability,
  4. invulnerable,
  5. invultuation,
  6. inwall,
  7. inward,
  8. inward dive,
  9. inward light,
  10. inwardly

Origin of inwale

First recorded in 1870–75; in + wale1

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