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 boltedto the stem, keelson, and apronin a ship's framenear the bow.
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.