leeboard definition

  • noun:
    • One of a set of movable panels or plates attached to the hull of a sailing vessel to reduce downwind drift.
    • A board, or framework of planks, lowered on the part of a sailboat to lessen its freedom.
    • A board, or frame of planks, lowered throughout the part of a vessel to lessen the woman leeway whenever closehauled, by giving the lady better draught.
    • One of two long level pieces of wood connected one on each part of a flat-bottomed vessel (as a Dutch galiot) by a bolt by which it traverses.

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