deck beam

  1. nautical a stiffening deck member supported at its extremities by knee connections to frames or bulkheads

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How to use deck beam in a sentence

  • A log is company, even if it's only a piece of a deck-beam or timber sawn off, and the salt in it makes pretty sparks.

    Wandering Ghosts | F. Marion Crawford
  • Then a light deck beam is set in amidships, the mast step put in, and the inside of the hull and the bottom of the deck painted.

  • He lighted a match, and discovered a lantern hanging from a deck-beam.

    All Adrift | Oliver Optic
  • The lantern still swung from a deck beam, but the water had risen in the cabin so that his descent was prevented.

    Work and Win | Oliver Optic
  • On my last cruise, drops from a deck-beam fell on my face all night when it rained.

    Johnstone of the Border | Harold Bindloss