strongback

noun

Definition of strongback

1 : a spar lashed from one boat davit to the other to which the boat is secured at sea
2 : a heavy timber or metal beam or bar for taking a strain specifically : a post to support a light deck used by passengers

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“Strongback.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strongback. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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