stemson

[stem-suh n]

Origin of stemson

First recorded in 1760–70; stem4 + (keel)son
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stemson

noun
  1. nautical a curved timber scarfed into or bolted to the stem and keelson at the bow of a wooden vesselCompare sternson

Word Origin for stemson

C18: from stem 1 + (keel) son
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