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

1300–50; Middle English; apparently akin to stretch

straked, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To strake
World English Dictionary
strake (streɪk)
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]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
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
These materials had poor mechanical properties, and a number of strake segments
Rubber or welded aluminum split pipe rub strake shall be provided at the deck
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature