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garboard strake


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the first range or strake of planks laid on a ship's bottom next the keel.

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


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  • Truer words have never been spoken.

    November 23, 2008

  • Flubbit the garboard strake, that's what I say. Otherwise the dringles unclug.

    November 22, 2008

  • "The first range of planks running along and outside a ship's bottom next to the keel. Also, the seam nearest the keel, the hardest to caulk." (A Sea of Words, 210)

    Usage on garstrake.

    October 20, 2008