Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

strake

[streyk]
See more synonyms for strake on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. Nautical. a continuous course of planks or plates on a ship forming a hull shell, deck, etc.
Show More

Origin of strake

1300–50; Middle English; apparently akin to stretch
Related formsstraked, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for strake

smear, variegate, spot, daub, band, fleck, stripe, slash, dapple, marble, vein, striate, strake

Examples from the Web for strake

Historical Examples of strake

  • In the language of scripture, "we strake sail, and so were driven."

    Yr Ynys Unyg

    Julia de Winton

  • Yes, Strake,” said Roylance, “promotion for every one but the poor midshipman.

    Syd Belton

    George Manville Fenn

  • Would a bucket of sea-water revive him to make him tell us, Strake?

    Syd Belton

    George Manville Fenn

  • “Well done, Strake,” cried Syd, making a snatch at the line.

    Syd Belton

    George Manville Fenn

  • Surely the sun has not power enough to light the charge, Strake.

    Syd Belton

    George Manville Fenn


British Dictionary definitions for strake

strake

noun
    1. a curved metal plate forming part of the metal rim on a wooden wheel
    2. any metal plate let into a rubber tyre
  1. Also called: streak nautical one of a continuous range of planks or plates forming the side of a vessel
  2. a profiled piece of wood carried on an arm that rotates round a fixed post: used to sweep the internal shape of a mould, as for a bell or a ship's propeller blade, in sand or loam
Show More

Word Origin for strake

C14: related to Old English streccan to stretch
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012