Definition of garboard in English:

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garboard

Pronunciation: /ˈɡɑːbɔːd/
(also garboard strake)

noun

The first range of planks or plates laid on a ship’s bottom next to the keel.
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'.

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