Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The first range of planks or plates laid on a ship's bottom next to the keel.
- ‘Here is a series of pictures of the process of gluing and screwing the garboard planks.’
- ‘Traditionally, wooden boats had a bronze threaded plug in their garboard for just this reason.’
- ‘They replaced the keelson and garboards, learning on the job; they sanded 18 layers of paint off the deck.’
- ‘When dry, the completed garboard was removed from the building frame and the scarphed joins sanded smooth.’
- ‘However, it is normal practice to caulk the garboard strake and the hood ends with cotton caulking, or oakum in heavier work, and seal it over with a filling compound.’
- ‘I wonder if this is just the garboards or if the developments for the other plank are also incorrect.’
- ‘The assembly of the garboards with the middle body of the keel is made by mortise-and-tenon joints.’
- ‘The dark mahogany color of the garboards make for quite a contrast with the birch planks above.’
- ‘Planks were usually screwed at the ends and, in some cases, the garboard strakes received similar treatment.’
- ‘The rest of the hull is glassed with one layer and the bottom and garboards are further coated in epoxy and graphite.’
- ‘After the garboards and inside keel are fiberglassed, the hull is ready for sanding, painting, and finish woodwork.’
- ‘Sailboats are some times fitted with a garboard drain plug to serve the same function when wintering ashore.’
- ‘We expect that removal of the garboards and other planks will force replacement of at least some backbone components.’
- ‘This tongue forms a very solid backing for the garboard strakes and is pierced with holes in pairs as shown from side to side.’
- ‘After the new garboards are installed, we'll tighten or refasten all the copper nails.’
- ‘The elm used for the garboard was for greater rot resistance and the fact that elm is very tough wood.’
- ‘Assessment of her condition was completed when the garboards were removed to make all visible.’
- ‘The second garboard was cut out using a router and a pattern-cutting bit using the first garboard as a pattern.’
- ‘I have never had to employ oak garboards, but I would do it without hesitation should the need arise.’
- ‘This operation, if accurately performed, will give the exact shape of the lower edge of the garboard.’
Early 17th century: from Dutch gaarboord, perhaps from garen ‘gather’ + boord ‘board’.
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.