Definition for RAKE

RAKE, n.3 [Sax. racan, to reach.]

  1. The projection of the upper parts of a ship, at the highth of the stem and stern, beyond the extremities of the keel. The distance between a perpendicular line from the extremity of stem or stern to the end of the keel, is the length of the rake; one the fore-rite, the other the rake-oft.
  2. The inclination of a mast from a perpendicular direction. – Mar. Dict.
  3. The forward inclination of a mill-saw.

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