Definition of lapstrake in English:

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chiefly North American


A clinker-built boat.


(also lapstraked) Clinker-built.
Example sentences
  • 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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