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strake

Definitions of strake
  1. noun
    thick plank forming a ridge along the side of a wooden ship
    synonyms: wale
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    types:
    garboard, garboard plank, garboard strake
    the first wale laid next to the keel of a wooden ship
    gun rest, gunnel, gunwale
    wale at the top of the side of boat; topmost planking of a wooden vessel
    type of:
    board, plank
    a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes
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