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keelson

[ kel-suhn, keel- ]
/ ˈkɛl sən, ˈkil- /
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noun Nautical.
any of various fore-and-aft structural members lying above or parallel to the keel in the bottom of a hull.
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Also kel·son [kel-suhn] /ˈkɛl sən/ .

Origin of keelson

1605–15; <Low German kielswin literally, “keel swine” (sense relation obscure) <Scandinavian; compare Dutch kolsvijn, Danish kølsvin, Swedish kölsvin
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keelson

kelson

/ (ˈkɛlsən, ˈkiːl-) /

noun
a longitudinal beam fastened to the keel of a vessel for strength and stiffness

Word Origin for keelson

C17: probably from Low German kielswin, keel swine, ultimately of Scandinavian origin
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