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Strake definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

STRAKE, pret. of strike. [See Strike.]
STRAKE, n.
1. A streak. [Not used unless in reference to the range of planks in a ships side. See Streak.]
2. A narrow board. [Not used.]
3. The iron band of a wheel. [In the United States, this is called a band, or the tire of a wheel.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: thick plank forming a ridge along the side of a wooden ship [syn: wale, strake]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English; akin to Old English streccan to stretch more at stretch Date: 14th century 1. a continuous band of hull planking or plates on a ship; also the width of such a band 2. streak, stripe

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a continuous line of planking or plates from the stem to the stern of a ship. 2 a section of the iron rim of a wheel. Etymology: ME: prob. rel. to OE streccan STRETCH

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Strake Strake, obs. imp. of Strike. --Spenser.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Strake Strake, n. [See Streak.] 1. A streak. [Obs.] --Spenser.``White strake.'' --Gen. xxx. 37. 2. An iron band by which the fellies of a wheel are secured to each other, being not continuous, as the tire is, but made up of separate pieces. 3. (Shipbuilding) One breadth of planks or plates forming a continuous range on the bottom or sides of a vessel, reaching from the stem to the stern; a streak. Note: The planks or plates next the keel are called the garboard strakes; the next, or the heavy strakes at the bilge, are the bilge strakes; the next, from the water line to the lower port sill, the wales; and the upper parts of the sides, the sheer strakes. 4. (Mining) A trough for washing broken ore, gravel, or sand; a launder.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. (Ship building.) Streak, range of planks (on the side of a vessel).



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