noun \ˈstrāk\

Definition of strake

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

  2. 2 :  streak, stripe

Origin and Etymology of strake

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

First Known Use: 14th century

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