Garboard meaning

gärbôrd
The first range or strake of planks laid next to a ship's keel.
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(nautical) The board on a boat which attaches to the keel running fore and aft along the bottom.
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Origin of garboard

  • Obsolete Dutch gaarboord possibly Dutch gaar cooked, done (from Middle Dutch gaer) Dutch boord board (from Middle Dutch boort)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition