Definition of solepiece

  1. 1 :  a timber or girder laid on the ground to take and distribute the thrust of an upright or strut :  the floor member of a frame

  2. 2a :  a piece on the bottom of the rudder of a wooden ship designed to bring it down to the false keel b :  a piece joining rudderpost and sternpost in a steel ship c :  a projection from a ship's keel designed to support a balanced rudder

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Origin and Etymology of solepiece

1sole + piece

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