Definition of centerboard
: a retractable keel used especially in sailboats
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Their pedaling powers the hydraulic systems used to trim the wingsail and raise and lower the daggerboards, or retractable centerboards, that are tipped with hydrofoils.
One night, a line got tangled around his centerboard in rough conditions.
Jorge Lima of Portugal recalls dropping from first place to last in a race here after a tarp that was floating beneath the surface caught his centerboard.
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