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stemson

[stem-suh n] /ˈstɛm sən/
noun, Nautical.
1.
a curved timber in a wooden bow, scarfed at its lower end to the keelson.
Origin of stemson
1760-1770
First recorded in 1760-70; stem4 + (keel)son
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stemson

/ˈstɛmsən/
noun
1.
(nautical) a curved timber scarfed into or bolted to the stem and keelson at the bow of a wooden vessel Compare sternson
Word Origin
C18: from stem1 + (keel)son
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