Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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

[stem + (keel)son.]

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See stem and keelson, and compare sternson.

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