Definition of lapstrake in English:

lapstrake

noun

North American
  • A clinker-built boat.

adjective

North American
  • Clinker-built.

    • ‘The Small Boats Course focuses on traditional boatbuilding, both lapstrake and carvel plank-on-frame construction, using modern materials and techniques.’
    • ‘This small wooden rowboat with a lapstrake hull had a snug seat in the stern, one in the middle where my father sat to row, and another near the bow where I loved to sit.’

Pronunciation:

lapstrake

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