lapstrake [lap′strēk΄lap′strāk΄]
built with the planks of the hull overlapping: said of a boat: also ☆ lapstreak [lap′strēk΄]

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  • lapstrake — I. adjective also lapstreak ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ Etymology: lap (III) + strake or streak 1. : having overlapping strakes : clinker built usually used of a boat …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lapstrake — Lapstreak Lap streak , Lapstrake Lap strake , lap streaked lap streaked, lap straked lap strakeda. Made with boards whose edges lap one over another; clinker built; said of boats. Contrasted with {carvel built}. Syn: lap jointed, overlapping.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lapstrake — /ˈlæpstreɪk/ (say lapstrayk) adjective 1. (of a boat) built with each plank overlapping the one below it; clinker built. –noun 2. a lapstrake boat. Also, lapstreak. {lap2 + strake} …  

  • lapstrake — adjective Date: 1771 clinker built …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lapstrake — clinker (a form of seaworthy boat construction built with planks overlapping the one below) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • lapstrake — /lap strayk /, adj. Naut. 1. clinker built (def. 2). n. 2. a vessel with a clinker built hull. [1765 75, Amer.; LAP2 + STRAKE] * * * …   Universalium

  • lapstrake — noun a) A style of boatbuilding using overlapping planks. b) A boat built in this style …   Wiktionary

  • lapstrake — n. ship or boat built with overlapping boards, clinker built vessel adj. made with overlapping boards, clinker built …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lapstrake — chiefly N. Amer. noun a clinker built boat. adjective (also lapstraked) clinker built …   English new terms dictionary

  • lapstrake — lap•strake [[t]ˈlæpˌstreɪk[/t]] adj. naut. navig. clinker built …   From formal English to slang

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