- IPA: /ˈstɹeɪk/
strake (plural strakes)
- (obsolete) An iron fitting of a medieval cart wheel.
- Synonyms: box, bushel
- (aviation) A type of aerodynamic surface mounted on an aircraft fuselage to fine-tune the airflow.
- (nautical, archaic) A continuous line of plates or planks running from bow to stern that contributes to a vessel's skin. (FM 55-501).
- (engineering) A shaped piece of wood used to level a bed or contour the shape of a mould, as for a bell
- A trough for washing broken ore, gravel, or sand; a launder.
- (obsolete) A streak.
- French: virure
strake (strakes, present participle straking; past and past participle straked)
- (obsolete) To stretch.
- (obsolete) simple past tense of strike
- Did'st thou not see a bleeding hind Whose right haunch earst my stedfast arrow strake.
, The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia
- But, when he strake — which came so thick as if every blow would strive to be foremost — his arm seemed still a postillion of death.
- But when of Eglantine he spake, / His strings melodiously he strake.