lee·​board ˈlē-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce leeboard (audio)
: either of the wood or metal planes attached outside the hull of a sailboat to prevent leeway

Word History

First Known Use

1691, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of leeboard was in 1691

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“Leeboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leeboard. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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