gar·​board ˈgär-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce garboard (audio)
: the strake next to a ship's keel

Word History


obsolete Dutch gaarboord

First Known Use

1627, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of garboard was in 1627

Dictionary Entries Near garboard

Cite this Entry

“Garboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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