Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Word of the day: strake

The word of the day is strake:
  1. Nautical. a continuous course of planks or plates on a ship forming a hull shell, deck, etc.

"Captain De Long scrutinized his weather-beaten ship in the golden California light, going over every valve and fitting, every strake of her long hull."

 - Hampton Sides, In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette

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