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Strake  n.  
A streak. (Obs.) "White strake."
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.
(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.
(Mining) A trough for washing broken ore, gravel, or sand; a launder.

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"Strake" Quotes from Famous Books

... word, and I will keep it," said Lady Basset, as she rose. "But if I know him, what I should say certainly to bring him would be that Sir Oliver de Clisson lay here in dungeon, and that if he would come he should see his head strake off in yonder court. He is a fair lover, my brother; but he ...
— The White Lady of Hazelwood - A Tale of the Fourteenth Century • Emily Sarah Holt

Words linked to "Strake" :   gunwale, garboard strake, garboard, gunnel, gun rest, board, vessel, wale, plank, garboard plank, lap-strake, watercraft

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