Breasthook
Breasthook Breast"hook`, n. (Naut.) A thick piece of timber in the form of a knee, placed across the stem of a ship to strengthen the fore part and unite the bows on each side. --Totten. [1913 Webster]

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  • breast knee — noun : breasthook …   Useful english dictionary

  • forehook — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: fore + hook : a piece of timber placed across the stem to unite the bows and strengthen the forepart of a ship : breasthook …   Useful english dictionary

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