Garboard streak


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Garboard streak the first range or strake of planks laid on a ship's bottom next the keel.
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In literature:

Don't you know that the garboard streak is the last plank next the keel?
"Blix" by Frank Norris
Usually a section of the keel and a portion of the garboard streaks were in sight above the sea.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day