garboard garboard

Definition(s):

  • (n) the first wale laid next to the keel of a wooden ship

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. But if the French and Spanish navies were rotten to their garboard strakes, Pope makes clear that the British was rotten to its keelson.
  2. But anybody who can tell a top carling from a garboard strake will want a copy of Spring Tides in his dunnage the next time he does a windward dozen.
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