Main definitions of skeg in English

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skeg1

Pronunciation /skeɡ/ /skɛɡ/

noun

  • 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. 1.1A fin underneath the rear of a surfboard.

Origin

Early 17th century from Old Norse skegg ‘beard’, perhaps from Dutch scheg.

Main definitions of skeg in English

: skeg1skeg2

skeg2

Pronunciation /skeɡ/ /skɛɡ/

noun

Northern English
  • A look or glance.

    ‘have a skeg at our new video’
    • ‘a quick skeg at Wikipedia reveals that he is 54’

Origin

Late 19th century of unknown origin.