strake

/streɪk/ (say strayk)

noun
1. Nautical one continuous longitudinal line or breadth of planking or plate on the side or bottom of a vessel.
2. Mechanics any one section of the metal tyre on a wooden wheel.
3. Mechanics a metal plate let into a rubber tyre.
4. Mining a relatively wide trough set at an angle and covered with a blanket or corduroy for catching comparatively coarse gold and valuable mineral.
5. Mining a trough in which ore, gravel, etc., are washed; a launder.
6. Mining the place where ore is sorted on the floor of a mine; a dressing floor.
{Middle English; apparently related to stretch}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

Synonyms:
, (on the side of a vessel)


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