Skeg Definition

skĕg
noun
A timber that connects the keel and sternpost of a ship.
American Heritage
The after part of the keel, or an extension of this upon which the rudderpost is mounted.
Webster's New World
An arm extending to the rear of the keel to support the rudder and protect the propeller.
American Heritage
A series of timbers attached to the stern of a small boat, serving as a keel to keep the boat on course.
American Heritage

A fin that serves to stabilize a surfboard.

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Other Word Forms of Skeg

Noun

Singular:
skeg
Plural:
skegs

Origin of Skeg

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

    From Wiktionary

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

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

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