centerboard
noun Date: 1849 a retractable keel used especially in sailboats

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Centerboard — Cen ter*board , Centreboard Cen tre*board,, n. (Naut.) A retractable or sliding keel used on sailboats, formed of a broad board or slab of wood or metal which may be raised into a water tight case amidships, when in shallow water, or may be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • centerboard — (izg. sȅnterbōrd) m DEFINICIJA pom. pomična peraja/kobilica jedrilice ETIMOLOGIJA engl …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • centerboard — ☆ centerboard [sent′ərbôrd΄ ] n. a movable board or metal plate that, when lowered through a slot in the floor of a shallow draft sailboat, functions like a keel to reduce leeward drift or increase stability, esp. one that moves on a pivot …   English World dictionary

  • centerboard — /sen teuhr bawrd , bohrd /, n. Naut. a pivoted fin keel that can be swung upward and aft within a watertight trunk when not in use. Also called drop keel. Cf. daggerboard. [1840 50, Amer.; CENTER + BOARD] * * * …   Universalium

  • centerboard — n. keel of a sailboat …   English contemporary dictionary

  • centerboard — cen•ter•board [[t]ˈsɛn tərˌbɔrd, ˌboʊrd[/t]] n. naut. navig. a pivoted fin keel on a sailboat that can be retracted • Etymology: 1840–50, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • centerboard — US var. of CENTREBOARD …   Useful english dictionary

  • Centreboard — Centerboard Cen ter*board , Centreboard Cen tre*board,, n. (Naut.) A retractable or sliding keel used on sailboats, formed of a broad board or slab of wood or metal which may be raised into a water tight case amidships, when in shallow water, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mutineer 15 — Current Specifications Mutineer and barge share the Mississippi River Crew 2 Type Monohull …   Wikipedia

  • drop keel — noun a retractable fin keel used on sailboats to prevent drifting to leeward • Syn: ↑centerboard, ↑centreboard, ↑sliding keel • Hypernyms: ↑fin keel • Hyponyms: ↑daggerboard …   Useful english dictionary

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