from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A bar of metal or wood set between the keelson and the sternpost to fortify the joint.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Naut.) The end of a ship's keelson, to which the sternpost is bolted; -- called also
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun nautical The end of a
ship's keelson, to which the sternpostis bolted; called also stern knee.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[stern + (keel)son.]
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See stern (noun) and compare stemson.
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