sternson

sternson

[sturn-suhn]
noun
a knee in a timber-framed vessel, reinforcing the angle between the keelson and the sternpost.
Also called stern knee.


Origin:
1840–50; stern2 + (keel)son

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sternson (ˈstɜːnsən)
 
n
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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