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A pivoted board that can be lowered through the keel of a sailboat to reduce sideways movement.Compare with daggerboard
- ‘These are twin-hulled boats with a centreboard and a rudder on each hull, a two-sail rig and a mainsail.’
- ‘As a teenager in 1944, I was the skipper of a 10-foot rowboat with a centerboard and small sail.’
- ‘The keel is a centreboard but not weighted; the ballast is in the hull itself (which sounds inefficient but actually works surprisingly well).’
- ‘In about 1968, the flat plate centerboard was replaced with an airfoil-shaped centerboard and the mast height was raised slightly, resulting in approximately 20 square feet more sail area.’
- ‘They carried a centerboard and were fast and seaworthy.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.