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thick plank forming a ridge along the side of a wooden ship
An iron fitting of a medieval cart wheel.
A type of aerodynamic surface mounted on an aircraft fuselage to fine-tune the airflow.
A continuous line of plates or planks running from bow to stern that contributes to a vessel's skin. (FM 55-501).
a shaped piece of wood used to level a bed or contour the shape of a mould, as for a bell
To stretch [akin to Old English: streccan].
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Strakethe obsolete preterite of strike.
Did’st thou not see a bleeding hind
Whose right haunch earst my stedfast arrow strake. Edmund Spenser.
Fearing lest they should fall into the quick-sands, they strake sail, and so were driven. Acts xxvii. 17.
On a vessel's hull, a strake is a longitudinal course of planking or plating which runs from the boat's stempost (at the bows) to the sternpost or transom (at the rear). The garboard strakes are the two immediately adjacent to the keel on each side. The word derives from traditional wooden boat building methods, used in both carvel and clinker construction. In a metal ship, a strake is a course of plating.
imp. of Strike
an iron band by which the fellies of a wheel are secured to each other, being not continuous, as the tire is, but made up of separate pieces
one breadth of planks or plates forming a continuous range on the bottom or sides of a vessel, reaching from the stem to the stern; a streak
a trough for washing broken ore, gravel, or sand; a launder
Etymology: [See Streak.]
A strake is part of the shell of the hull of a boat or ship which, in conjunction with the other strakes, keeps the sea out and the vessel afloat. It is a strip of planking in a wooden vessel or of plating in a metal one, running longitudinally along the vessel's side, bottom or the turn of the bilge, usually from one end of the vessel to the other. The word strake also refers to: ⁕a straightedge used for levelling a bed of sand, or striking poured concrete or plaster level with the edges of the formwork or mould into which it has been poured. A strake used for flooring or paving work is often called a "screed". ⁕a shaped piece of wood used to contour or profile the shape of a mould, as for a bell.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
strāk, obsolete pa.t. of strike.
strāk, n. one breadth of plank in a ship, either within or without board, wrought from the stem to the sternpost: the hoop or tire of a wheel; (obs.) a bushel: the place where ore is assorted on a mine floor.—Also Straik. [A variant of streak.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
One breadth of plank in a ship, either within or without board, wrought from the stem to the stern-post.--Garboard-strake. The lowest range of planks, faying into the keel-rabbets.--Wash-strake guards spray.
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The numerical value of strake in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of strake in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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