beam-ends

plural noun
\ ˈbēm-ˈen(d)z How to pronounce beam-ends (audio) \

Definition of beam-ends

: the ends of a ship's beams
on her beam-ends
: inclined so much on one side that the beams approach a vertical position

First Known Use of beam-ends

1750, in the meaning defined above

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“Beam-ends.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beam-ends. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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