Skeg Skeg, n. [Prov. E., also a stump of a branch, a wooden peg; cf. Icel. sk?gr a wood, Sw. skog. Cf. {Shaw}.] 1. A sort of wild plum. [Obs.] --Holland. [1913 Webster]

2. pl. A kind of oats. --Farm. Encyc. [1913 Webster]

3. (Naut.) The after part of the keel of a vessel, to which the rudder is attached. [1913 Webster]

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  • skeg — s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS mar. in un imbarcazione, la parte posteriore della chiglia, dove poggia il timone {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1988. ETIMO: ingl. amer. skeg, dall ol. scheg, dallo scand. skegg …   Dizionario italiano

  • skeg — skeg; skeg·ger; …   English syllables

  • skeg — [skeg] n. [Du schegge < ON skegg, beard (basic sense “a projection”): see SHAG1] Naut. the after part of the keel, or an extension of this upon which the rudderpost is mounted …   English World dictionary

  • skeg — /skeg/, n. Naut. 1. a projection supporting a rudder at its lower end, located abaft a sternpost or rudderpost. 2. an extension of the keel of a small craft, designed to improve steering. [1590 1600; < D scheg cutwater < Scand; cf. ON skegg… …   Universalium

  • skeg — /ingl. skɛɡ/ s. m. inv. (mar.) controtimone …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Skeg — A skeg (or skag) is a sternward extension of the keel of boats and ships which have a rudder mounted on the centre line. In more recent years, the name has been used for a fin on a surfboard which improves directional stability and to a moveable… …   Wikipedia

  • Skeg — 7: Skeg (rot) Skeg bei einer Jolle vom Typ …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • skeg — Noun. A look at. E.g. Give us a skeg at your paper, I need to check the racing results. (Hull/Yorkshire use) …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • skeg — /skɛg/ (say skeg) noun 1. the after part of a ship s keel. 2. a projection abaft a ship s keel for the support of a rudder. 3. a small stabilising fin attached to the underside of a surfboard. 4. Skateboarding a similar fin on a skateboard. 5.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • skeg — n. 1 a fin underneath the rear of a surfboard. 2 the after part of a vessel s keel or a projection from it. Etymology: ON skeg beard, perh. via Du. scheg(ge) …   Useful english dictionary

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