skeg

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A skeg-mounted rudder.

Etymology[edit]

From a dialectal term for a stump, branch, or wooden peg; compare Swedish skog. Compare also shaw.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /skɛɡ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛɡ

Noun[edit]

skeg (plural skegs)

  1. (nautical) A fin-like structure to the rear of the keel of a vessel that supports the rudder and protects a propeller.
  2. (nautical) A similar construction on a boat that acts as a keel.
  3. A fin that serves to stabilize a surfboard.
  4. (Australia, slang) A surfer; a person who leads a surfing lifestyle.
  5. (obsolete) A sort of wild plum (Prunus spinosa or Prunus domestica subsp. insititia (syn. Prunus institia)).
  6. (obsolete) A kind of oat.
    • 1842, Cuthbert William Johnson, The farmer's encyclopædia, and dictionary of rural affairs
      SKEGS. A kind of oat, sometimes cultivated as a crop in Nottinghamshire. It is the Avena stipiformis of Linnaeus.

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References[edit]

  • skeg at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • skeg” in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

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