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.
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.
4. Mining A trough for washing broken ore, gravel, or sand; a launder.
Strake obs. imp. of Strike.
n : thick plank forming a ridge along the side of a wooden ship