Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A piece of timber placed across the stern, to unite the bows and strengthen the fore part of the ship; a breast hook.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A piece of timber placed across the stem, to unite the bows and strengthen the fore part of the ship; a breast hook.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nautical, a piece of timber placed across the stem to unite the bows and strengthen the fore part of the ship; a breast-hook. See cut under stem.

Etymologies

fore- +‎ hook (Wiktionary)

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