garboard-streak love



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  • She was sunk in snow to some planks above the garboard-streak, but her lines forward were fine, making her almost wedge-shaped, though the flair of her bows was great, so that she swelled up like a balloon to the catheads.

    The Frozen Pirate

  • By observing this caution, the whole frame was set up, the wailes were fitted and bolted, and the garboard-streak got on and secured, without taking off a particle of the wood, though a week was necessary to effect these desired objects.

    The Crater


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  • "... in shipbuilding, the first range or streak of planks laid upon a ship's bottom next to the keel, throughout the whole length of the floor. The edge of this plank is let into a groove or channel in the side of the keel, which is called the rabbet of the garboard-streak."

    Falconer's New Universal Dictionary of the Marine (1816), 165

    October 13, 2008