from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One of the thick pieces of timber shaped in the form of knees and placed directly across the stem of a ship, to strengthen the fore part and unite the bows on each side. See cut under
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Naut.) A thick piece of timber in the form of a knee, placed across the stem of a ship to strengthen the fore part and unite the bows on each side.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun nautical A horizontal
timberfitted in the bowsof a shipto add strengthand to connect the sidesto the stem
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