Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In steam-vessels, a fore-and-aft frame, usually above deck, forming in combination with the frame of the vessel a truss to resist vertical flexure: used chiefly in American river- and lake-steamers. A chain (called a hog-chain) is sometimes stretched over straining-posts for this purpose.
- n. nautical A trussed frame extending fore and aft, usually above deck, and intended to increase the longitudinal strength and stiffness, used chiefly in American river and lake steamers.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Steam Vessels) A trussed frame extending fore and aft, usually above deck, and intended to increase the longitudinal strength and stiffness. Used chiefly in American river and lake steamers. Called also
hogging frame, and hogback.
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