keelson keelson  /ˈkɛl sən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a longitudinal beam connected to the keel of ship to strengthen it

Usage(s):

  1. Alarm gongs clanged violently from lookout to keelson; bugles sounded to-your-stations.
  2. But if the French and Spanish navies were rotten to their garboard strakes, Pope makes clear that the British was rotten to its keelson.
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