longitudinal system

noun

Definition of longitudinal system

: a method of constructing steel ships in which the required strength and stiffness in a fore-and-aft direction is obtained by working in longitudinals — compare isherwood system

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“Longitudinal system.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/longitudinal%20system. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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