Isherwood system

noun Ish·er·wood system \ ˈishə(r)ˌwu̇d- \

Definition of Isherwood system

:a technique of ship construction employing large transverse frames widely spaced and light longitudinal members closely spaced called also longitudinal framing

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Origin and Etymology of isherwood system

after Benjamin F. Isherwood †1915 American naval engineer


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