breastbeam

noun

Definition of breastbeam

1 : a beam where the quarterdeck or forecastle breaks
2 : the beam or rail over which newly woven cloth passes in a loom on its way to the take-up and cloth roll

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“Breastbeam.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/breastbeam. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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