breasthook

noun
breast·​hook

Definition of breasthook

: a V-shaped timber or plate connecting ship timbers or stringers of opposite sides where they run into the stem also : a similar connecting piece at the stern

called also crutch

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“Breasthook.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/breasthook. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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