- a knee in a timber-framed vessel, reinforcing the angle between the keelson and the sternpost.
Origin of sternson
Also called stern knee.
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- nautical a timber scarfed into or bolted to the sternpost and keelson at the stern of a wooden vesselCompare stemson
C19: from stern ² + -son, on the model of keelson