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strake

[streyk]
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noun
  1. Nautical. a continuous course of planks or plates on a ship forming a hull shell, deck, etc.
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Origin of strake

1300–50; Middle English; apparently akin to stretch
Related formsstraked, adjective
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Examples from the Web for strake

Historical Examples

  • 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

  • Yes, Strake, and each man has a glass, and those very instructions.

    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
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Word Origin

C14: related to Old English streccan to stretch
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