A trussed frame extending fore-and-aft, frequently above deck, and meant to increase the longitudinal power and tightness, made use of chiefly in United states lake and lake steamers.
A trussed frame extending fore-and-aft, often above deck, and intended to boost the longitudinal power and tightness. Utilized chiefly in United states lake and lake steamers. Called additionally hogging-frame, and hogback.
In steam-vessels, a fore-and-aft framework, typically above deck, forming in combination with the framework of this vessel a truss to withstand straight flexure: made use of chiefly in American river- and lake-steamers. A chain (called a hog-chain) is sometimes extended over straining-posts for this specific purpose.
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