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

  • n. Nautical A bar of metal or wood set between the keelson and the sternpost to fortify the joint. Also called stern knee.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The end of a ship's keelson, to which the sternpost is bolted; called also stern knee.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The end of a ship's keelson, to which the sternpost is bolted; -- called also stern knee.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as stern-knee.

Etymologies

stern2 + (keel)son.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
See stern (noun) and compare stemson. (Wiktionary)

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