Keelsons

keelson

[kel-suhn, keel-]
noun Nautical.
any of various fore-and-aft structural members lying above or parallel to the keel in the bottom of a hull.
Also, kelson.


Origin:
1605–15; < Low German kielswin literally, keel swine (sense relation obscure) < Scandinavian; compare Dutch kolsvijn, Danish kølsvin, Swedish kölsvin

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keelson or kelson (ˈkɛlsən, ˈkiːl-)
 
n
a longitudinal beam fastened to the keel of a vessel for strength and stiffness
 
[C17: probably from Low German kielswin, keel swine, ultimately of Scandinavian origin]
 
kelson or kelson
 
n
 
[C17: probably from Low German kielswin, keel swine, ultimately of Scandinavian origin]

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