Definition of rubbing strake in English:

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rubbing strake


A protective strip running along a boat’s side below the gunwale to prevent damage when coming alongside something.
Example sentences
  • I need to replace the rubbing strake on my beautiful modern classic.
  • The rubbing strake is there to protect the boat from further extensive damage and as a cosmetic finishing strip.
  • She is predominantly red in colour with a white rubbing strake and underside.
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