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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. All of the submerged section of a vessel's planking.
  • n. The planking between the spirketing and the clamps.
  • n. The short planks between the portholes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. All the submerged section of a vessel's planking.
  • n. The planking between the spirketing and the clamps.
  • n. The short planks between the portholes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ship-building, short planks between the ports; all that part of a ship's side which lies between the chain-wales and the decks: so called because of its being the work most quickly completed in building the ship.

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