Definition of rubbing strake in English:

rubbing strake

Line breaks: rub|bing strake


A protective strip running along a boat’s side below the gunwale to prevent damage when coming alongside something.
More 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.

Definition of rubbing strake in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day noisome
Pronunciation: ˈnɔɪs(ə)m
having an extremely offensive smell