[ haf-bredth, -bretth, -breth, hahf- ]
/ ˈhæfˈbrɛdθ, -ˈbrɛtθ, -ˈbrɛθ, ˈhɑf- /
noun Naval Architecture.
a diagrammatic plan of one half of the hull of a vessel divided lengthwise amidships, showing water lines, stations, diagonals, and bow and buttock lines.
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