Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Nautical A piece of supporting timber bolted to the stem and keelson at their junction near the bow of a wooden vessel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A piece of curved timber bolted to the stem, keelson, and apron in a ship's frame near the bow.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A piece of curved timber bolted to the stem, keelson, and apron in a ship's frame near the bow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ship-building, a piece of curved timber fixed on the after part of the apron inside.

Etymologies

stem1 + (keel)son.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
See stem and keelson, and compare sternson. (Wiktionary)

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