• IPA: /ˈstɹeɪk/

strake (plural strakes)

  1. (obsolete) An iron fitting of a medieval cart wheel.
    Synonyms: box, bushel
  2. (aviation) A type of aerodynamic surface mounted on an aircraft fuselage to fine-tune the airflow.
  3. (nautical, archaic) A continuous line of plates or planks running from bow to stern that contributes to a vessel's skin. (FM 55-501).
  4. (engineering) A shaped piece of wood used to level a bed or contour the shape of a mould, as for a bell
  5. A trough for washing broken ore, gravel, or sand; a launder.
  6. (obsolete) A streak.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Genesis 30:37 ↗:
      And Jacob took him rods of green poplar, and of the hazel and chesnut[sic] tree; and pilled white strakes in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods.
Translations Verb

strake (strakes, present participle straking; past and past participle straked)

  1. (obsolete) To stretch.
  1. (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.

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