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Term used to describe a technique of constructing plank‐built water craft in which the strips of wood forming the skin of the hull are joined edge to edge rather than overlapping (clinker built). In general such construction involves first making a framework or shell over which the hull is formed. The oldest known plank‐built boat in the world, the royal funeral boat of Cheops dated to about 2650 bc, was built in this way.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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