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ˈkɛl sən, ˈkil-keel·son

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. keelsonnoun

    a longitudinal beam connected to the keel of ship to strengthen it


  1. keelsonnoun

    A longitudinal beam fastened on top of the keel of a vessel for strength and stiffness.

    Etymology: First attested from 1611. Compare with Dutch kolzwijn, kolsem, Low German, kielswîn, German Kielschwein, Danish kølsvin, kölsvin, all with the same meaning. First part is keel while the second part is uncertain; possibly sill.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Keelsonnoun

    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

    Etymology: [Akin to Sw. klsvin, Dan. kjlsviin, G. kielschwein; apparently compounded of the words keel and swine; but cf. Norweg. kjlsvill, where svill is akin to E. sill, n. ]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. keelson

    An internal keel, laid upon the middle of the floor-timbers, immediately over the keel, and serving to bind all together by means of long bolts driven from without, and clinched on the upper side of the keelson. The main keelson, in order to fit with more security upon the floor-timbers, is notched opposite to each of them, and there secured by spike-nails. The pieces of which it is formed are usually less in breadth and thickness than those of the keel.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of keelson in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of keelson in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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