Breasthook

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Breasthook (Naut) A thick piece of timber in the form of a knee, placed across the stem of a ship to strengthen the fore part and unite the bows on each side.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n breasthook One of the thick pieces of timber shaped in the form of knees and placed directly across the stem of a ship, to strengthen the fore part and unite the bows on each side. See cut under stem.
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