Definition of garboard in English:

garboard

Syllabification: gar·board
Pronunciation: /ˈgärˌbôrd
 
/
(also garboard strake)

noun

  • The first range of planks or plates laid on a ship’s bottom next to the keel.
    More example sentences
    • Traditionally, wooden boats had a bronze threaded plug in their garboard for just this reason.
    • Sailboats are some times fitted with a garboard drain plug to serve the same function when wintering ashore.
    • The assembly of the garboards with the middle body of the keel is made by mortise-and-tenon joints.

Origin

early 17th century: from Dutch gaarboord, perhaps from garen 'gather' + boord 'board'.

More definitions of garboard

Definition of garboard in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tortie
Pronunciation: ˈtɔːtiː
noun
a tortoiseshell cat