Definition of Strake

1. Noun. Thick plank forming a ridge along the side of a wooden ship.

Exact synonyms: Wale
Specialized synonyms: Garboard, Garboard Plank, Garboard Strake, Gun Rest, Gunnel, Gunwale
Group relationships: Vessel, Watercraft
Generic synonyms: Board, Plank



Definition of Strake

1. n. A streak.

Definition of Strake

1. Noun. (obsolete) An iron fitting of a medieval cart wheel. ¹

2. Noun. (aviation) A type of aerodynamic surface mounted on an aircraft fuselage to fine-tune the airflow. ¹

3. Noun. (nautical archaic) A continuous line of plates or planks running from bow to stern that contributes to a vessel's skin. (FM 55-501). ¹

4. Noun. (engineering) a shaped piece of wood used to level a bed or contour the shape of a mould, as for a bell ¹

5. Verb. (obsolete) To stretch [akin to Old English: streccan]. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Strake

1. a line of planking extending along a ship's hull [n -S] : STRAKED [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Strake

straiting
straitjacket
straitjacketed
straitjacketing
straitjackets
straitlaced
straitlacedly
straitlacedness
straitly
straitness
straitnesses
straits
straitwaistcoat
straitwaistcoated
straitwaistcoats
strake (current term)
straked
strakes
strakhovite
stramash
stramashes
stramazoun
stramazouns
stramenopile
stramenopiles
stramineous
strammel
strammels
stramonies
stramonium

Literary usage of Strake

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1. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1897)
"3, is an outer strake of manganese bronze Ty thick amidship, ... The lap with strake No. 2 is secured by two rows of rivets of bronze fys" diameter. ..."

2. Practical Shipbuilding: A Treatise on the Structural Design and Building of by A. Campbell Holms (1918)
"19, were the sheer strake, then, having no strake above it, ... The maximum strength of a strake of shell plating, for instance, is limited to its sectional ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... top strake, stem, and apron together ; and aft the gunwale and top strake are secured to the transom by cither a wooden or iron knee. ..."

4. The Register of the Privy Council of Scotland by Scotland Privy Council (1904)
"... strake my said spous, being lying in childbirth, to the endangering of her lyfe, so as I wes forced to leave the house and they keeped the same till the ..."

5. The Fouling and Corrosion of Iron Ships: Their Causes and Means of by Charles Frederick T. Young (1867)
"Up to the year 1863, the most general plan of constructing iron ships was that known as the " in-and-out" strake system, formed by placing one or every ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Bulkheads are next concreted and the boat finished with a wooden sheer strake and gunwale. ... strake ..."

7. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... a wooden sheer strake and gunwale. In 1917 a concrete lighter was built at Pors- grund, Norway, and its success led to the construction of larger ships ..."

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