1A tapering or projecting stern section of a vessel’s keel, which protects the propeller and supports the rudder.
More example sentences
- Although the 450 Coastal Commander has a shallow skeg or keel to aid directional control at slow speed, she is not immune to the handling difficulties common to this type of boat.
- They describe aluminum housings pitted with holes ‘like Swiss cheese,’ and skegs and cavitation plates so brittle they crumble in the hand.
early 17th century: from Old Norse skegg 'beard', perhaps from Dutch scheg.
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