Definition of lapstrake in English:


Syllabification: lap·strake
Pronunciation: /ˈlapˌstrāk
chiefly North American


  • A clinker-built boat.


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  • Clinker-built.
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    • This small wooden rowboat with a lapstrake hull had a snug seat in the stern, one in the middle where my father sat to row, and another near the bow where I loved to sit.
    • The Small Boats Course focuses on traditional boatbuilding, both lapstrake and carvel plank-on-frame construction, using modern materials and techniques.

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