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  • n. A horizontal timber fitted in the bows of a ship to add strength and to connect the sides to the stem

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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 The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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 stem.

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  • A thick piece of timber in the form of a knee, placed across the stem of a ship to strengthen the forepart and unite the bows on either side.

    August 21, 2009