Definition of daggerboard in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdaɡərˌbôrd/


A board that slides vertically through the keel of a sailboat to reduce sideways movement. Compare with centerboard.
Example sentences
  • Late last week, Kingfisher hit a submerged object and damaged her daggerboard.
  • If the rudder and daggerboard are made of plywood and glassed they will need to be primed and painted.
  • Contrary to popular belief, the daggerboard or centerboard does not keep the sailboat from tipping over.

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Syllabification: dag·ger·board

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