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Meaning of STRAKE

Pronunciation:  streyk

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  thick plank forming a ridge along the side of a wooden ship

STRAKE is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: wale
 See Also: board, garboard, garboard plank, garboard strake, gun rest, gunnel, gunwale, plank, vessel, watercraft



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Strake\, obs.
    imp. of {Strike}. --Spenser.
  2. \Strake\, n. [See {Streak}.]
    1. A streak. [Obs.] --Spenser.``White strake.'' --Gen. xxx.
    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.