Definition of freeboard in English:

freeboard

Syllabification: free·board
Pronunciation: /ˈfrēˌbôrd
 
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noun

  • The height of a ship’s side between the waterline and the deck.
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    • Modifications to the hull included increasing the freeboard amidships and flaring the topsides to widen the beam at the weatherdeck.
    • For another, the low freeboard of a bass boat could be a lure of the wrong kind when fishing the rivers and billabongs of the Outback.
    • There is a safety issue with pontoons - the height of the freeboard can be too high for people in the water to reach up to.

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