Stemson meaning

stĕmsən
A piece of supporting timber bolted to the stem and keelson at their junction near the bow of a wooden vessel.
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A timber connecting stem and keelson in the frame of a wooden ship.
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(nautical) A piece of curved timber bolted to the stem, keelson, and apron in a ship's frame near the bow.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Origin of stemson

  • stem (keel)son

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • See stem and keelson, and compare sternson.

    From Wiktionary