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gar·board

 (gär′bôrd′)
n.
The first range or strake of planks laid next to a ship's keel.

[Obsolete Dutch gaarboord : possibly Dutch gaar, cooked, done (from Middle Dutch gaer) + Dutch boord, board (from Middle Dutch boort).]

garboard

(ˈɡɑːˌbɔːd)
n
(Nautical Terms) nautical the bottommost plank of a vessel's hull. Also called: garboard plank or garboard strake
[C17: from Dutch gaarboord, probably from Middle Dutch gaderen to gather + boord board]
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Noun1.garboard - the first wale laid next to the keel of a wooden shipgarboard - the first wale laid next to the keel of a wooden ship
strake, wale - thick plank forming a ridge along the side of a wooden ship
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"After careful study of the excavated timbers, however, a very important element of shipbuilding technology has already come to light: both ligatures and mortise-and-tenons were used to join the garboard, the stempost and the keel," the department said.
"After careful study of the excavated timbers, a very important element of shipbuilding technology has already come to light: both ligatures and mortise-and-tenons were used to join the garboard, the stem post and the keel," said an Antiquities Department statement.
The garboard strake leaks, the seams need caulking.