Sleeper
Sleeper Sleep"er, n. [Cf. Norw. sleip a sleeper (a timber), as adj., slippery, smooth. See {Slape}.] Something lying in a reclining posture or position. Specifically: [1913 Webster] (a) One of the pieces of timber, stone, or iron, on or near the level of the ground, for the support of some superstructure, to steady framework, to keep in place the rails of a railway, etc.; a stringpiece. [1913 Webster] (b) One of the joists, or roughly shaped timbers, laid directly upon the ground, to receive the flooring of the ground story. [U.S.] [1913 Webster] (c) (Naut.) One of the knees which connect the transoms to the after timbers on the ship's quarter. [1913 Webster] (d) (Naut.) The lowest, or bottom, tier of casks. [1913 Webster]

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