stemson definition by Webster's New World
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a timber connecting stem and keelson in the frame of a wooden ship
Origin: stem plush (keel)son
stemson definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A piece of supporting timber bolted to the stem and keelson at their junction near the bow of a wooden vessel.
Origin: stem1 + (keel)son.