- 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
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Examples from the Web for 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.
Would a bucket of sea-water revive him to make him tell us, Strake?
“Well done, Strake,” cried Syd, making a snatch at the line.
Yes, Strake, and each man has a glass, and those very instructions.
- a curved metal plate forming part of the metal rim on a wooden wheel
- 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
C14: related to Old English streccan to stretch
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