Definition of freeboard in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfriːbɔːd/


The height of a ship’s side between the waterline and the deck: his vessels have more freeboard and interior volume than most [count noun]: a low freeboard
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  • Modifications to the hull included increasing the freeboard amidships and flaring the topsides to widen the beam at the weatherdeck.
  • For another, the low freeboard of a bass boat could be a lure of the wrong kind when fishing the rivers and billabongs of the Outback.
  • There is a safety issue with pontoons - the height of the freeboard can be too high for people in the water to reach up to.

Words that rhyme with freeboard

keyboard, seaboard

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