garboard plank

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n garboard plank the first wale laid next to the keel of a wooden ship
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Usage

In literature:

Don't you know that the garboard streak is the last plank next the keel?
"Blix" by Frank Norris
Such are the wales, the plank-sheer, the garboard-strakes, and the like.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
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