stem son

stemson

[stem-suhn]
noun Nautical.
a curved timber in a wooden bow, scarfed at its lower end to the keelson.

Origin:
1760–70; stem4 + (keel)son

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stemson (ˈstɛmsən)
 
n
nautical Compare sternson a curved timber scarfed into or bolted to the stem and keelson at the bow of a wooden vessel
 
[C18: from stem1 + (keel)son]

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