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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.]
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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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
a continuous course of hull planks or plates on a ship.
[1300–50; Middle English; appar. akin to stretch]
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|Noun||1.||strake - thick plank forming a ridge along the side of a wooden ship|
gun rest, gunnel, gunwale - wale at the top of the side of boat; topmost planking of a wooden vessel
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