from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The first range or strake of planks laid next to a ship's keel.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The board on a boat which attaches to the keel running fore and aft along the bottom.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the planks next the keel on the outside, which form a garboard strake.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ship-building, one of the planks or plates of the bottom next to the keel on each side; also (in the plural), the whole of the garboard-strakes on both sides, or the part of the bottom surface covered by the garboard-strakes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the first wale laid next to the keel of a wooden ship
The two first strakes (garboard strakes), however, are single, 7 inches thick, and are bolted both to the keel and to the frame-timbers.
"Well, that is queer!" they heard him mutter, as he thrust a finger through the hole in the garboard streak of the boat.
Close to her garboard strake on the starboard side he saw where
The keel and stem are both in one piece, as shown, and to this the garboard strake is to be fastened.
The mink would soon be joined by a 'possum; then would come a pair of muskrats; after which we'd expect to find a fox under our feet every time we stepped; a wolverine growling like fun at us when we made the least move; a squirrel climbing all over us; a heron perched on the garboard streak, whatever that might be; and mebbe a baby bear rolling on the deck.
Blocked up on a tidewater slipway, every detail of the vessel was visible, even to the last fathom of oakum now being hammered into her port garboard seam.
I own this boat from garboard to main truck, bowsprit-tip to boom-end, and I don't wear any man's dog-collar.
"I've got one-sixteenth of an inch play at any rate," said the garboard strake triumphantly; and so he had, and all the bottom of the ship felt a good deal easier for it.
The garboard strake is the very bottom-most plate in the bottom of
Unfortunately, however, he discovered a huge hole in her garboard, and before he could patch it an extra high tide lifted the vessel over the reef and sunk her forty fathoms deep in a place where nobody could ever get at her again.