Skeg



noun, Nautical.
1.
a projection supporting a rudder at its lower end, located abaft a sternpost or rudderpost.
2.
an extension of the keel of a small craft, designed to improve steering.
noun (nautical)
1.
a reinforcing brace between the after end of a keel and the rudderpost
2.
a support at the bottom of a rudder
3.
a projection from the forefoot of a vessel for towing paravanes
4.
any short keel-like projection at the stern of a boat
5.
(Austral) a rear fin on the underside of a surfboard

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