Sheer strake


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sheer strake (Shipbuilding) the strake under the gunwale on the top side.
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In literature:

The ice-skin is of greenheart, and covers the whole ship's side from the keel to 18 inches from the sheer strake.
"The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2" by Roald Amundsen
All that part of a ship's side which is above the main-wales: that is, those strakes between the sheer-strake and upper black-strake.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth