breasthook definition

  • noun:
    • A horizontal wood fitted in the bows of a ship to add power also to connect the edges on stem
    • A thick little bit of wood in the form of a knee, placed across the stem of a ship to strengthen the fore part and unite the bows for each side.
    • among the thick pieces of timber formed in the shape of knees and put right throughout the stem of a ship, to strengthen the fore part and unite the bows for each side. See cut-under stem.
    • A horizontal wood fitted in the bows of a ship to add energy and to link the edges towards the stem
    • A thick little bit of wood in the shape of a knee, placed throughout the stem of a ship to bolster the fore part and unite the bows for each side.
    • One of the dense pieces of timber formed in the form of knees and placed straight throughout the stem of a ship, to bolster the fore-part and unite the bows for each part. See cut under stem.
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