skeg

play
noun \ ˈskeg \
variants: or less commonly play \ˈskag\

Definition of skeg

1 :the stern of the keel of a ship near the sternpost; especially :the part connecting the keel with the bottom of the rudderpost in a single-screw ship
2 :a fin situated on the rear bottom of a surfboard that is used for steering and stability

Origin and Etymology of skeg

Middle English skegge, from Old Norse skegg cutwater, literally, beard — more at shag


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