leeboard
noun Date: 1691 either of the wood or metal planes attached outside the hull of a sailboat to prevent leeway

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Leeboard — Lee board (l[=e] b[=o]rd ), n. A board, or frame of planks, lowered over the side of a vessel to lessen her leeway when closehauled, by giving her greater draught. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leeboard — [lē′bôrd΄] n. a large, flat board or piece of metal let down into the water on the lee side of a sailboat to lessen its leeward drift …   English World dictionary

  • Leeboard — A leeboard is a lifting foil used by a sailboat, much like a centerboard, but located on the leeward side of the boat. The leeward side is used so that the leeboard isn t lifted from the water when the boat heels, or leans under the force of the… …   Wikipedia

  • leeboard — /lee bawrd , bohrd /, n. Naut. 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. [1400 50; late ME: the lee side of a… …   Universalium

  • leeboard — noun A board, or frame of planks, lowered over the side of a sailboat to lessen its leeway …   Wiktionary

  • leeboard — wood or metal planes attached to hull to prevent leeway Nautical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • leeboard — noun a plank frame fixed to the side of a flat bottomed boat and let down into the water to reduce drifting to the leeward side …   English new terms dictionary

  • leeboard — lee•board [[t]ˈliˌbɔrd, ˌboʊrd[/t]] n. navig. either of two pieces of wood or metal attached to the sides of a sailing ship to inhibit leeway • Etymology: 1400–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • leeboard — /ˈlibɔd/ (say leebawd) noun a flat board let down vertically into the water on the leeside of a ship or boat to prevent leeward motion …   Australian English dictionary

  • leeboard — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : either of the wood or metal planes attached outside the hull of a sailing ship or sailboat to prevent leeway …   Useful english dictionary

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