lee-board

leeboard

[lee-bawrd, -bohrd]
noun Nautical.
either of two broad, flat objects attached to the sides of a sailing ship amidships, the one on the lee side being lowered into the water to prevent the ship from making leeway.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English: the lee side of a ship; see lee1, board

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leeboard (ˈliːˌbɔːd)
 
n
nautical one of a pair of large adjustable paddle-like boards that may be lowered along the lee side to reduce sideways drift or leeway

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