What does strake mean?

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  1. (obsolete) An iron fitting of a medieval cart wheel.
  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.
  1. (obsolete) To stretch.
  1. (obsolete) simple past tense of strike
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