Cross keelson
Keelson Keel"son, n. [Akin to Sw. k["o]lsvin, Dan. kj["o]lsviin, G. kielschwein; apparently compounded of the words keel and swine; but cf. Norweg. kj["o]lsvill, where svill is akin to E. sill, n. ] (Shipbuilding) 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. [1913 Webster]

{Cross keelson}, a similar structure lying athwart the main keelson, to support the engines and boilers. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Keelson — Keel son, n. [Akin to Sw. k[ o]lsvin, Dan. kj[ o]lsviin, G. kielschwein; apparently compounded of the words keel and swine; but cf. Norweg. kj[ o]lsvill, where svill is akin to E. sill, n. ] (Shipbuilding) A piece of timber in a ship laid on the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kelson — The kelson or keelson is the member which, particularly in a wooden vessel, lies parallel with its keel but above the transverse members such as timbers, frames or in a larger vessel, floors. It is fastened to the keel partly to impart additional …   Wikipedia

  • Glossary of rowing terms — In competitive rowing, the following specialized terms are important in the corresponding aspects of the sport: Boat Classes In competitive rowing events, abbreviations are used for different boat classes.;Weight: *L or Lt:Lightweight rowing *If… …   Wikipedia

  • Mary Rose — For later ships with the same name, see HMS Mary Rose. For the play by J.M. Barrie, see Mary Rose (play). The remnants of the Mary Rose undergoing conservation in Portsmouth …   Wikipedia

  • Boat building — Boat building, one of the oldest branches of engineering, is concerned with constructing the hulls of boats and, for sailboats, the masts, spars and rigging.Parts* Bow the front and generally sharp end of the hull. It is designed to reduce the… …   Wikipedia

  • Strength of ships — The strength of ships is a topic of key interest to Naval Architects and shipbuilders. Ships which are built too strong are heavy, slow, and cost extra money to build and operate since they weigh more, whilst ships which are built too weakly… …   Wikipedia

  • Junk Rig — The Junk rig, also known as the Chinese lugsail and Sampan rig, is a type of sail rig in which rigid members, called battens, span the full width of the sail and extend the sail forward of the mast. [Hasler MacLeod, Practical Junk Rig , Tiller… …   Wikipedia

  • Appomattox (ship) — Infobox nrhp | name =APPOMATTOX (Shipwreck) nrhp type = caption = nearest city= Shorewood, Wisconsin lat degrees = 43 | lat minutes = 5 | lat seconds = 37.09 | lat direction = N long degrees = 87 | long minutes = 51 | long seconds = 58.35 | long… …   Wikipedia

  • Nautical Terms — Ahoy, mateys! This be a fair and true listing of words having to do with ships and sailing, 225 of them in all. These terms come mainly from the great age of sailing ships, the 16th to 18th centuries, and almost all hail from the two great… …   Phrontistery dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”