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"strake" | strāk |
a continuous line of planking or plates from the stem to the stern of a ship or boat used to provide structural strength, protect the hull, and improve the ship's hydrodynamics, making it more efficient and easier to steer.
a protruding ridge fitted to an aircraft to improve aerodynamics, accuracy and other flight characteristics by stabilizing the slipstream of air and acting as a vortex generator.