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hull girder

noun, Naval Architecture
1.
the theoretical box girder formed by the continuous longitudinal members of the hull of a ship, providing resistance to hogging and sagging.
Origin
1945-1950
probably earlier than 1945-50
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  • There were numerous watertight compartments that were strongly built, contributing directly to hull girder strength.

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