lapstrake

lapstrake

[lap-streyk]
adjective Nautical.
1.
clinker-built ( def 2 ).
noun
2.
a vessel with a clinker-built hull.

Origin:
1765–75, Americanism; lap2 + strake

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lapstrake or nautical lapstreak (ˈlæpˌstreɪk, ˈlæpˌstriːk)
 
adj
1.  another term for clinker-built
 
n
2.  a clinker-built boat
 
[C18: from lap² + strake]
 
lapstreak or nautical lapstreak
 
adj
 
n
 
[C18: from lap² + strake]

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