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lap·strake (lăp′strāk′) also lap·streak (-strēk′)
lapstrake (ˈlæpˌstreɪk) or
(Nautical Terms) a clinker-built boat
[C18: from lap2 + strake]
having a hull with a shell formed with overlapping strakes.
References in periodicals archive
Captain Myers moved his lapstrake
Hewes to a more forgiving set of docks.
A week later I was at a boatshow admiring a pretty little fibreglass dinghy, complete with faux lapstrake
'planks' and a wineglass transom, but without fittings for oars.
Sailors have choices ranging from an 8-foot lapstrake
dinghy to a traditional 17-foot dory.