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sternson

[sturn-suh n] /ˈstɜrn sən/
noun
1.
a knee in a timber-framed vessel, reinforcing the angle between the keelson and the sternpost.
Also called stern knee.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; stern2 + (keel)son
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British Dictionary definitions for stern son

sternson

/ˈstɜːnsən/
noun
1.
(nautical) a timber scarfed into or bolted to the sternpost and keelson at the stern of a wooden vessel Compare stemson
Word Origin
C19: from stern² + -son, on the model of keelson
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