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leeboard

[lee-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈliˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
noun, Nautical
1.
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
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English: the lee side of a ship; see lee1, board
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British Dictionary definitions for lee-board

leeboard

/ˈliːˌbɔːd/
noun
1.
(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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