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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
(imp.) of Strike.
noun Strake
  1. A streak.(Obs)Spenser."White strake."Gen. xxx. 37.
  2. An iron band by which the fellies of a wheel are secured to each other, being not continuous, as the tire is, but made up of separate pieces.
  3. [Shipbuilding] One breadth of planks or plates forming a continuous range on the bottom or sides of a vessel, reaching from the stem to the stern; a streak.
  4. [Mining] A trough for washing broken ore, gravel, or sand; a launder.

Note: ☞ The planks or plates next the keel are called the garboard strakes; the next, or the heavy strakes at the bilge, are the bilge strakes; the next, from the water line to the lower port sill, the wales; and the upper parts of the sides, the sheer strakes.

Etymology: See Streak

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Thick plank forming a ridge along the side of a wooden ship

The verb is akin to Old English streccan.

  1. (obsolete) An iron fitting of a medieval cart wheel.
  2. (aviation) A type of aerodynamic surface mounted on an aircraft fuselage to fine-tune the airflow.
  3. (nautical, archaic) A continuous line of plates or planks running from bow to stern that contributes to a vessel's skin. (FM 55-501).
  4. (engineering) A shaped piece of wood used to level a bed or contour the shape of a mould, as for a bell
  5. A trough for washing broken ore, gravel, or sand; a launder.
  6. (obsolete) A streak.

    strake was also found in the following language(s): Norwegian Nynorsk

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Strake

    Jr. George William Strake is a Secretary of State of Texas, Texas Republican State Chairman, and TexasRepublicanState Chairman. Jr. was born on June 10th, 1935 in Houston.


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    Past life for Strake born Mar 16, 2009

    I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-East approximately on 775. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

    You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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