Breastbeam Breast"beam` (br[e^]st"b[=e]m`), n. (Mach.) The front transverse beam of a locomotive. [1913 Webster]

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  • breastbeam — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : a beam where the quarterdeck or forecastle breaks 2. : the beam or rail over which newly woven cloth passes in a loom on its way to the take up and cloth roll …   Useful english dictionary

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