garboard

noun
gar·​board | \ ˈgär-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce garboard (audio) \

Definition of garboard

: the strake next to a ship's keel

First Known Use of garboard

1627, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for garboard

obsolete Dutch gaarboord

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“Garboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/garboard. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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