Center-board

centerboard

[sen-ter-bawrd, -bohrd]
noun Nautical.
a pivoted fin keel that can be swung upward and aft within a watertight trunk when not in use.
Also called drop keel.
Compare daggerboard.


Origin:
1840–50, Americanism; center + board

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