Keelson

Definition of Keelson

Keel´son
n.1.(Shipbuilding) A piece of timber in a ship laid on the middle of the floor timbers over the keel, and binding the floor timbers to the keel; in iron vessels, a structure of plates, situated like the keelson of a timber ship.
Cross keelson
a similar structure lying athwart the main keelson, to support the engines and boilers.

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beam, hull
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