strake

noun

1
: a continuous band of hull planking or plates on a ship
also : the width of such a band
2

Word History

Etymology

Middle English; akin to Old English streccan to stretch — more at stretch

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of strake was in the 14th century

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“Strake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strake. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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