Skeg meaning

skĕg
(Australia, slang) A surfer; a person who leads a surfing lifestyle.
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A timber that connects the keel and sternpost of a ship.
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An arm extending to the rear of the keel to support the rudder and protect the propeller.
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(naut.) The after part of the keel, or an extension of this upon which the rudderpost is mounted.
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(nautical) A fin-like structure to the rear of the keel of a vessel that supports the rudder and protects a propeller.
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(nautical) A similar construction on a boat that acts as a keel.
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A fin that serves to stabilize a surfboard.
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A series of timbers attached to the stern of a small boat, serving as a keel to keep the boat on course.
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Origin of skeg

  • Dutch scheg perhaps from Old Norse skegg beard, beak of a ship

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

  • From a dialectal term for "a stump, a branch, a wooden peg"; compare Swedish skog. Compare also shaw.

    From Wiktionary