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strake

 (strāk)
n. Nautical
A single continuous line of planking or metal plating extending on a vessel's hull from stem to stern.

[Middle English, probably from Old English *straca.]

strake

(streɪk)
n
1. (Mechanical Engineering)
a. a curved metal plate forming part of the metal rim on a wooden wheel
b. any metal plate let into a rubber tyre
2. (Nautical Terms) nautical Also called: streak one of a continuous range of planks or plates forming the side of a vessel
3. (General Engineering) a profiled piece of wood carried on an arm that rotates round a fixed post: used to sweep the internal shape of a mould, as for a bell or a ship's propeller blade, in sand or loam
[C14: related to Old English streccan to stretch]

strake

(streɪk)

n.
a continuous course of hull planks or plates on a ship.
[1300–50; Middle English; appar. akin to stretch]
straked, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.strake - thick plank forming a ridge along the side of a wooden shipstrake - thick plank forming a ridge along the side of a wooden ship
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
vessel, watercraft - a craft designed for water transportation
plank, board - a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes
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And then they all three left Sir Kay, and turned unto Sir Launcelot, and there began great battle, for they alight all three, and strake many strokes at Sir Launcelot, and assailed him on every side.
Aviation Partners' latest Winglet design, the Split Scimitar Winglet, uses existing Blended Winglet technology but adds new aerodynamic Scimitar tips and a large ventral strake, further increasing the efficiency of the airplane.
Tenders are invited for supply of rigid inflatable boat, 4 stroke outboard and double axle trailer hypalon tubes stainless steel double a frame, high towing point console steering with windscreen double straddle hinged seat transom/floor towing eyes with bow winch eye strong point under deck accessible trunking system for cables external tube looped lifelines with "d" ring tube patches "d" section rubbing strake fendering hydraulic steering vhf radio, gps, compass, navigation lights, ext mounted battery switch underdeck stainless steel 90 to 100 litre fuel tank oars anchor (danforth) chain and rode canvas cover with frame for winter storage a frame mounted lockers for equipment (first aid, lines, flares, grab bag) elephant trunk style deck drainers 4" min.
Strake length was investigated as a parameter in this study.
The deep front carbon fibre splitter, side strakes, mirror caps and roof are complemented by black grille, bonnet and side strake meshes, black trim around the distinctive glasshouse, zircotec exhaust tailpipes and gloss black forged 10-spoke 20-inch alloy wheels.
It's clearly influenced by the Continental: you can see it in the rear wheel arch and in the strake that runs down the side.
Concerning the article "Heading for Deeper Waters" (May 2015) it seems that passive spiral strake technology was not discussed in stabilizing floating platforms from both a wind and water perspective.
American Phoenix, which formed in 2010, has received major donations from conservative sources, including the Strake Foundation, the State Policy Network, the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity and Jeff Sandefer's Ed Foundation.
The unique feature of the Split Scimitar Winglet is that it uses the existing Blended Winglet structure, but adds new strengthened spars, aerodynamic scimitar tips, and a large ventral strake.
Hindemith's Sonata for trumpet and piano and Helical Strake by Graham Fitkin, however, were totally different.
Using a newly patented design, the program consists of retrofitting United's Boeing Next Generation 737 Blended Winglets by replacing the aluminum winglet tip cap with a new aerodynamically shaped "Scimitar"* winglet tip cap and by adding a new Scimitar-tipped ventral strake.
Third, Anderson's website refers to a 1959 memoir by Lenora Reynolds Strake.