daggerboard
noun Date: circa 1930 a removable narrow centerboard in some small boats that is raised and lowered by sliding up and down

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • daggerboard — noun a kind of centreboard which slides vertically through the keel of a sailing boat …   English new terms dictionary

  • daggerboard — /ˈdægəbɔd/ (say daguhbawd) noun a type of centreboard which can be removed completely from its housing. Also, daggerplate …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Sailing — is the art of controlling a sailing vessel. By changing the rigging, rudder and dagger or centre board, a sailor manages the force of the wind on the sails in order to change the direction and speed of a boat. Mastery of the skill requires… …   Wikipedia

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