from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nautical, the first range or strake of planks laid on a
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Here spoke a sea-valve that communicated directly with the water outside, and was seated not very far from the garboard-strake.
The garboard-strake is the lowest plate in the bottom of a ship, and the Dimbula's garboard-strake was nearly three-quarters of an inch mild steel.
"I've got one fraction of an inch play, at any rate," said the garboard-strake, triumphantly.
Poor man, it knocked him silly, and he fell over the garboard-strake and barked his shin on the cat-heads.
This thing was lashed to the garboard-strake of the main-to'gallant mizzen-yard amidships,  and there was nothing to do but cut the lashings and heave it over; it would do the rest.
I'm the garboard-strake, and I'm twice as thick as most of the others, and I ought to know something. "