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kelson

[kel-suh n] /ˈkɛl sən/
noun, Nautical
1.
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  • She took a taxi from the stand opposite Kitson's hotel, and kelson took one, too.

    The Sorcery Club Elliott O'Donnell
  • The first plank of the ceiling next the kelson; the limber-strake.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • kelson is a man of station and character, and if he undertakes your cause it is in itself a strong guarantee of its goodness.

    The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly Charles James Lever
  • Those which lie on the keel, and are fastened to it with bolts through the kelson.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • Seven days later, Hamar again knocked at Curtis's and kelson's door and walked in.

    The Sorcery Club Elliott O'Donnell
  • We sent on our trunk by a wheelbarrow, while we followed, accompanied by Uncle kelson.

    Will Weatherhelm W.H.G. Kingston
  • Knees brought in from side to side over the floor ceiling and kelson, to support the bottom, if bilged or weak, for heavy cargo.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • Although his back was towards us, I at once felt sure that he was Uncle kelson.

    Will Weatherhelm W.H.G. Kingston
  • Norman's next operation was the laying of his kelson “in dock.”

  • Uncle kelson did not press the point, and the old man took his departure.

    Will Weatherhelm W.H.G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for kelson

kelson

/ˈkɛlsən/
noun
1.
a variant of keelson
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