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inwale

[in-weyl]
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noun Nautical.
  1. (in an open boat) a horizontal timber binding together the frames along the top strake.
  2. a strip of reinforcing material within a gunwale.
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Origin of inwale

First recorded in 1870–75; in + wale1
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