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.
- n. nautical, archaic All of the submerged section of a vessel's planking.
- n. nautical, archaic The planking between the spirketing and the clamps.
- n. nautical, archaic The short planks between the portholes.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
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