main wales

noun

Definition of main wales

: two or more strakes of the thickest planking lying at the widest part of a wooden ship's hull and extending its entire length and supporting the main deck

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“Main wales.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/main%20wales. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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