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Garboard  n.  (Naut.) One of the planks next the keel on the outside, which form a garboard strake.
Garboard strake or Garboard streak, the first range or strake of planks laid on a ship's bottom next the keel.

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"Garboard" Quotes from Famous Books

... exceptional to find on so big a craft as the Good Intent a false stanchion immediately abaft the fore scuttle. Through this stanchion ran a leaden pipe about two inches in diameter, and this went through the keelson and garboard strake, so that by this means a rope could be led through and into the vessel, while at the other end a raft of tubs could be towed through the water. By hauling tightly on to this line the kegs could be kept ...
— King's Cutters and Smugglers 1700-1855 • E. Keble Chatterton

... you it's a deal. The ship's in splendid condition; there's next to nothing wrong with her but the garboard streak and the sternpost. I tell you, Lloyd's is a ring, like everybody else; only it's an English ring, and that's what deceives you. If it was American, you would be crying it down all day. It's Anglomania—common Anglomania," he ...
— The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 13 (of 25) • Robert Louis Stevenson

... n't mind the weather," said a flat bass voice below; "it's this confounded cargo that's breaking my heart. I'm the garboard-strake, and I'm twice as thick as most of the others, and I ought to ...
— Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II • Rudyard Kipling

Words linked to "Garboard" :   strake, wale, garboard strake, garboard plank

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