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stemson

[ stem-suhn ]

noun

, Nautical.
  1. a curved timber in a wooden bow, scarfed at its lower end to the keelson.


stemson

/ ˈstɛmsən /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of stemson1

First recorded in 1760–70; stem 4 + (keel)son

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Word History and Origins

Origin of stemson1

C18: from stem 1+ ( keel ) son

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Example Sentences

Stemson, stem′sun, n. an arching piece of compass-timber behind the apron of a vessel, and supporting its scarfs.

The stemson is so far decayed, principally in its outer part, as to make it absolutely necessary to be shifted.

The stem appears to be good; but the stemson is mostly decayed.

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