stemson

[ stem-suh n ]
/ ˈstɛm sən /
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noun Nautical.

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

Nearby words

  1. stemma,
  2. stemmata,
  3. stemmed,
  4. stemmer,
  5. stemmery,
  6. stemware,
  7. stemwinder,
  8. stemwinding,
  9. sten,
  10. sten gun

Origin of stemson

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

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British Dictionary definitions for stemson

stemson

/ (ˈstɛmsən) /

noun

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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