strake

[streyk]
noun
Nautical. a continuous course of planks or plates on a ship forming a hull shell, deck, etc.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English; apparently akin to stretch

straked, adjective
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strake (streɪk)
 
n
1.  a.  a curved metal plate forming part of the metal rim on a wooden wheel
 b.  any metal plate let into a rubber tyre
2.  nautical Also called: streak one of a continuous range of planks or plates forming the side of a vessel
3.  a profiled piece of wood carried on an arm that rotates round a fixed post: used to sweep the internal shape of a mould, as for a bell or a ship's propeller blade, in sand or loam
 
[C14: related to Old English streccan to stretch]

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Example sentences
Here, the media has done a poor job, raising the strake for confrontation
  through distortion.
The strake vortices provide downwash that effectively eliminates this flow
  behavior.
These materials had poor mechanical properties, and a number of strake segments
  failed.
Rubber or welded aluminum split pipe rub strake shall be provided at the deck
  edge.
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