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  • n. Alternative spelling of centreboard.

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Examples

  • His black eyes were flashing eagerly, and his face was flushed with suppressed excitement, as he dropped the centre-board, sprang forward with a single leap, and put up the sail.

    THE SIEGE OF THE 'LANCASHIRE QUEEN'

  • Aft of the great centre-board case, through what was properly her keel, a hole was bored.

    Charley's Coup

  • He had our boat out of the water, cleaned and repainted its bottom, made a trifling alteration about the centre-board, overhauled the running gear, and sat up nearly all of Saturday night sewing on a new and much larger sail.

    DEMETRIOS CONTOS

  • Here was where another man in the boat would have been of value to him; for, with me but a few feet astern, he did not dare let go the tiller and run amidships to try to force down the centre-board.

    DEMETRIOS CONTOS

  • In a moment's breathing space, which he had gained from me by a clever trick, I saw him working impatiently with the centre-board, trying to force it down.

    DEMETRIOS CONTOS

  • Something went wrong with his centre-board, so that it jammed in the case and would not go all the way down.

    DEMETRIOS CONTOS

  • I was a lad of twelve, with a decked-over, fourteen-foot, centre-board skiff which I had taught myself to sail.

    SMALL-BOAT SAILING

  • The words were yet on the lips of the boy when the centre-board jumped with a clang.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • Rounding Clump Point in a light centre-board cutter, the Boss, who was steering, asked

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • The wooded inlets we dived into gave a brief respite from wind and spindrift, but called into use the lead and the centre-board tackle — two new and cumbrous complexities.

    The Riddle of the Sands

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