lapstrake

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lap +‎ strake

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lapstrake (usually uncountable, plural lapstrakes)

  1. (uncountable) A style of boatbuilding using overlapping planks.
  2. (countable) A boat built in this style.

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lapstrake (not comparable)

  1. Descriptive of or resembling a boat, or a section of a boat, so constructed.
    • 1979, Cormac McCarthy, Suttree, Random House, p.188:
      The hotel nightlights shine behind the drawn venetian blinds and the slatted patterns on the curbside cars give them the look of anchored smallcraft with lapstrake hulls.

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