Meaning of leeboard in English:




  • A plank frame fixed to the side of a flat-bottomed boat and let down into the water to reduce drifting to the leeward side.

    ‘This spacer fills the gap between side and leeboard when board is touching the gunwale and chine log.’
    • ‘An article on making a leeboard from laminated plywood is available.’
    • ‘The Chinese widely used leeboards and so I thought of replacing the bilgeboards by leeboards also.’
    • ‘In practice the leeboard is strong enough to survive being left on one side when sailing on either tack.’
    • ‘After the obstacle has been passed, the leeboards and the rudder resume their normal operating position.’
    • ‘Normally we would start with the sail, then on to the leeboard and finally on to the structure.’
    • ‘I figured she'd have leeboards and a very low single sail Chinese rig of no more than 63 square feet.’
    • ‘But since this is a real dinghy when assembled, there is no reason any dinghy style leeboard would not work.’
    • ‘The leeboards made for good windward shelter in the cockpit, and the guards made a great boarding step.’
    • ‘This is an L-shaped bolt with wing nut that is used to clamp the leeboard bracket to the gunwales.’
    • ‘More modern rigs generally use a leeboard on only one side of the boat, while older rigs have one on each side.’
    • ‘Viewed from the front with her leeboard stored, the sharpie appears to have a jet intake on the port side.’
    • ‘For a leeboard that is clear enough, the higher it gets, the less the upward force of the water is co-operating.’
    • ‘The mast, main sail, akas, amas, and leeboards all store in a bag that can be tied to the aft deck of the kayak.’
    • ‘I don't notice much difference with the sprit and the leeboard on the ‘wrong’ side of the boat.’
    • ‘He noticed that the leeboards were cumbersome, noisy and they tended to pick up debris.’
    • ‘The punt drew but three inches of water when her leeboard was up, and skimmed over the water at a wonderful rate.’
    • ‘These two pieces have to align with the centerline of the hull and be in the same plane or the leeboard will jam.’
    • ‘The twin leeboards are positioned in the side sponsons which keeps the central section of the hull clear for personnel.’
    • ‘I raised the leeboards, lifted the engine and rudder, and let the current sweep Whisper into the quiet lagoon.’