Meaning of daggerboard in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdaɡəbɔːd/


  • A kind of centreboard which slides vertically through the keel of a sailing boat.

    ‘Late last week, Kingfisher hit a submerged object and damaged her daggerboard.’
    • ‘If the rudder and daggerboard are made of plywood and glassed they will need to be primed and painted.’
    • ‘Contrary to popular belief, the daggerboard or centerboard does not keep the sailboat from tipping over.’
    • ‘It was not possible to hoist the daggerboard and a large area of carbon was now visible on the port side.’
    • ‘We merely centred our weight over the daggerboards and shoved the tiller round to turn.’