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sternson

[ sturn-suhn ]
/ ˈstɜrn sən /
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noun

a knee in a timber-framed vessel, reinforcing the angle between the keelson and the sternpost.

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Also called stern knee .

Origin of sternson

First recorded in 1840–50; stern2 + (keel)son
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British Dictionary definitions for sternson

sternson
/ (ˈstɜːnsən) /

noun

nautical a timber scarfed into or bolted to the sternpost and keelson at the stern of a wooden vesselCompare stemson

Word Origin for sternson

C19: from stern ² + -son, on the model of keelson
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