leeboard

noun
lee·​board | \ ˈlē-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce leeboard (audio) \

Definition of leeboard

: either of the wood or metal planes attached outside the hull of a sailboat to prevent leeway

First Known Use of leeboard

1691, in the meaning defined above

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“Leeboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leeboard. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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