Definition of skeg in English:

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Pronunciation: /skɛɡ/


1A tapering or projecting after section of a vessel’s keel.
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.
1.1A fin underneath the rear of a surfboard.
1.2Australian informal A surfer.
Example sentences
  • They are skegs or townies or country kids, man.
  • My son's mates come around the house and respect me for what I am, and I respect them for what they are: skegs, Bogans, or those with funny, baggy pants with their caps on back to front.
  • When I was 16, I spent two weeks at a different school, and the very first thing I was asked there was "Are you a skeg?"


Early 17th century: from Old Norse skegg 'beard', perhaps from Dutch scheg.

Words that rhyme with skeg

beg, cleg, egg, Eigg, Greg, keg, leg, Meg, peg, teg, yegg

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