strake

noun
\ ˈstrāk How to pronounce strake (audio) \

Definition of strake

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

First Known Use of strake

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for strake

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

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“Strake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strake. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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