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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a brace that extends from the rear of the keel to support the rudderpost;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Skeg \Skeg\, n. [Prov. E., also a stump of a branch, a wooden peg; cf. Icel. sk?gr a wood, Sw. skog. Cf. Shaw.] 1. A sort of wild plum. [Obs.] --Holland. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. A kind of oats. --Farm. Encyc. [1913 Webster] 3. (Naut.) The after part of the keel of a vessel, to which the rudder is attached. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

skeg n 1: a brace that extends from the rear of the keel to support the rudderpost