from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In iron ship-building, a U-shaped plate sometimes fitted around the bar-keels of coasting vessels to prevent the wearing away of the keel through friction on the ground.
- n. A flat plate placed at the bottom or underneath part of a structure (as a column) or of a machine, to increase the bearing area or to take the wear.
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