keelson

[ US /ˈkɛɫsən/ ]
NOUN
  1. a longitudinal beam connected to the keel of ship to strengthen it
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How To Use keelson In A Sentence

  • In addition, there are under the beams three rows of vertical stanchions between decks, and one row in the lower hold from the keelson. The South Pole; an account of the Norwegian antarctic expedition in the 'Fram', 1910 to 1912
  • When we found she could sail in stronger winds, we fitted a stronger mast and rigging and, later, a keelson, an internal timber spanning three frames.
  • A loose bottom was therefore laid a few inches above the lining on each side of the keelson. The South Pole; an account of the Norwegian antarctic expedition in the 'Fram', 1910 to 1912
  • There was no central keel in the hull, but a large extruded central keelson was used.
  • The keelson is also of pitch-pine, in two layers, one above the other; each layer The South Pole; an account of the Norwegian antarctic expedition in the 'Fram', 1910 to 1912
  • One of the main uses we have made of it is for the keelson which required a piece of wood 6.7m in length.
  • The ribs spring from the solid mass of their own floors bolted in between the keelson and the keel; and the planking, or skin, is let into the rabbets, or side grooves, of the keel and firmly fastened to the ribs throughout by hardwood pegs called treenails. All Afloat A Chronicle of Craft and Waterways
  • The ribs would have been treated with steam so that they could be bent sharply over the keelson.
  • Pencroft, descended to the dockyard, and proceeded to place the keelson, a thick mass of wood which forms the lower portion of a ship and unites firmly the timbers of the hull. The Mysterious Island
  • ‘A few short ribs at the bow and stern will be fitted later when the new keelson is in place,’ said John Steer, one of the committee members.
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