Definition of rubbing strake in English:

rubbing strake


  • A protective strip running along a boat's side below the gunwale to prevent damage when coming alongside something.

    • ‘I need to replace the rubbing strake on my beautiful modern classic.’
    • ‘The rubbing strake is there to protect the boat from further extensive damage and as a cosmetic finishing strip.’
    • ‘She is predominantly red in colour with a white rubbing strake and underside.’