Upper strake


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Upper strake (Naut) the strake next to the deck, usually of hard wood, and heavier than the other strakes.
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In literature:

These pieces were the two upper strakes, fifteen feet long, and the fore and second compartments.
"Jethou" by E. R. Suffling
In boats, the upper strake of plank but one.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The two upper strakes are only 3/4 in.
"Ancient and Modern Ships." by George C. V. Holmes