garboard

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garboard (plural garboards)

  1. (nautical) The board on a boat which attaches to the keel running fore and aft along the bottom.
1884, Dixon Kemp, A Manual of Yacht and Boat Sailing (Fourth Edition), page 14:
The garboard strakes are generally of American elm, and it is best that the planking above should be of American elm or oak to within a foot or so of the load water-line, and teak above to the covering board or deck edge.

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