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 for Strake
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Strake \Strake\, obs.
     imp. of Strike. --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Strake \Strake\, n. [See Streak.]
     1. A streak. [Obs.] --Spenser."White strake." --Gen. xxx. 37.
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     2. An iron band by which the fellies of a wheel are secured
        to each other, being not continuous, as the tire is, but
        made up of separate pieces.
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     3. (Shipbuilding) One breadth of planks or plates forming a
        continuous range on the bottom or sides of a vessel,
        reaching from the stem to the stern; a streak.
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     Note: The planks or plates next the keel are called the
           garboard strakes; the next, or the heavy strakes at the
           bilge, are the bilge strakes; the next, from the water
           line to the lower port sill, the wales; and the upper
           parts of the sides, the sheer strakes.
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     4. (Mining) A trough for washing broken ore, gravel, or sand;
        a launder.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  strake
      n 1: thick plank forming a ridge along the side of a wooden ship
           [syn: wale, strake]

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