Leeboard meaning

lē'bôrd'
One of a pair of movable boards or plates attached to the hull of a sailing vessel and lowered on the leeward side to reduce downwind drift.
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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.
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(nautical) A board, or frame of planks, lowered over the side of a sailboat to lessen its leeway.
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