Definition of skeg in English:


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Pronunciation: /skɛɡ


1A tapering or projecting after section of a vessel’s keel.
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  • 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.


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

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