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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wale, strakenoun

    thick plank forming a ridge along the side of a wooden ship


  1. strakenoun

    An iron fitting of a medieval cart wheel.

  2. strakenoun

    A type of aerodynamic surface mounted on an aircraft fuselage to fine-tune the airflow.

  3. strakenoun

    A continuous line of plates or planks running from bow to stern that contributes to a vessel's skin. (FM 55-501).

  4. strakenoun

    a shaped piece of wood used to level a bed or contour the shape of a mould, as for a bell

  5. strakeverb

    To stretch [akin to Old English: streccan].

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. 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.


  1. Strake

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Strake

    imp. of Strike

  2. Strakenoun

    a streak

  3. Strakenoun

    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

  4. Strakenoun

    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

  5. Strakenoun

    a trough for washing broken ore, gravel, or sand; a launder

  6. Etymology: [See Streak.]


  1. Strake

    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

  1. Strake

    strāk, obsolete pa.t. of strike.

  2. Strake

    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

  1. strake

    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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  1. tasker

  2. streak

  3. skater

  4. staker

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of strake in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of strake in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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