otter board


noun Nautical.

one of a pair of large, heavy, square or rectangular plates or boards of metal or weighted wood attached to the trawl lines on each side of the mouth of a trawl net to maintain lateral spread during trawling.

Nearby words

  1. ottar,
  2. ottava,
  3. ottava rima,
  4. ottawa,
  5. otter,
  6. otter hound,
  7. otter shell,
  8. otter shrew,
  9. otter trawl,
  10. otterbein

Origin of otter board

First recorded in 1765–75

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