from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Nautical A bar of metal or wood set between the keelson and the sternpost to fortify the joint. Also called stern knee.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The end of a ship's keelson, to which the sternpost is bolted; called also stern knee.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The end of a ship's keelson, to which the sternpost is bolted; -- called also stern knee.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as stern-knee.
stern2 + (keel)son.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
See stern (noun) and compare stemson. (Wiktionary)
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