stern son


a knee in a timber-framed vessel, reinforcing the angle between the keelson and the sternpost.
Also called stern knee.

1840–50; stern2 + (keel)son Unabridged
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sternson (ˈstɜːnsən)
nautical Compare stemson a timber scarfed into or bolted to the sternpost and keelson at the stern of a wooden vessel
[C19: from stern² + -son, on the model of keelson]

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