[ streyk ]
/ streɪk /


Nautical. a continuous course of planks or plates on a ship forming a hull shell, deck, etc.

Origin of strake

1300–50; Middle English; apparently akin to stretch


straked, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for strake

/ (streɪk) /


  1. a curved metal plate forming part of the metal rim on a wooden wheel
  2. any metal plate let into a rubber tyre
Also called: streak nautical one of a continuous range of planks or plates forming the side of a vessel
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

Word Origin for strake

C14: related to Old English streccan to stretch
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