keelson

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noun keel·son \ˈkel-sən, ˈkēl-\

Definition of keelson

  1. :  a longitudinal structure running above and fastened to the keel of a ship in order to stiffen and strengthen its framework

Origin and Etymology of keelson

Middle English kelswayn, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish kölsvin keelson

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