deck beam


noun

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

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Example sentences from the Web for deck beam

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

    All Adrift|Oliver Optic
  • Now be sure you lash that kettle securely to the deck-beam, Luka.

    Condemned as a Nihilist|George Alfred Henty
  • 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
  • On my last cruise, drops from a deck-beam fell on my face all night when it rained.

    Johnstone of the Border|Harold Bindloss