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1A tapering or projecting stern section of a vessel's keel, which protects the propeller and supports the rudder.
- ‘Although the 450 Coastal Commander has a shallow skeg or keel to aid directional control at slow speed, she is not immune to the handling difficulties common to this type of boat.’
- ‘They describe aluminum housings pitted with holes ‘like Swiss cheese,’ and skegs and cavitation plates so brittle they crumble in the hand.’
- 1.1A fin underneath the rear of a surfboard.
Early 17th century: from Old Norse skegg beard perhaps from Dutch scheg.
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