a projection supporting a rudder at its lower end, located abaft a sternpost or rudderpost.
an extension of the keel of a small craft, designed to improve steering.
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How to use skeg in a sentence
The surface vessel has a propeller in her skeg operating athwartship in addition to the usual stem propeller.The Submarine in War and Peace | Simon Lake
The other end of the propeller-shaft rests in the skeg bearing.Boys' Book of Model Boats | Raymond Francis Yates
The end of the propeller also revolves adjacent to the bearing in the skeg.Boys' Book of Model Boats | Raymond Francis Yates
skeg, skeg, n. a stump, branch: the after-part of a ship's keel.
British Dictionary definitions for skeg
a reinforcing brace between the after end of a keel and the rudderpost
a support at the bottom of a rudder
a projection from the forefoot of a vessel for towing paravanes
any short keel-like projection at the stern of a boat
Australian a rear fin on the underside of a surfboard
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