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dagger board[′dag·ər ‚bȯrd]
A device used in a sailing vessel to increase the area of lateral resistance; it is a narrow metal flat or wooden board that slides up and down in the trunk, which extends from inside the hull to the bottom.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The dagger boards
are gravity fed through each hull with a single line, although ideally a second downhaul system could be fitted, as I had to go forward to position them just right.
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