Hogframe
Hogframe Hog"frame`, n. (Steam Vessels) A trussed frame extending fore and aft, usually above deck, and intended to increase the longitudinal strength and stiffness. Used chiefly in American river and lake steamers. Called also {hogging frame}, and {hogback}. [1913 Webster]

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  • hogframe — noun A trussed frame extending fore and aft, usually above deck, and intended to increase the longitudinal strength and stiffness. Syn: hogback, hogging frame …   Wiktionary

  • hogframe — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a trussed frame extending fore and aft especially in American river and lake steamers, being usually above deck, and reaching to the ends to increase longitudinal strength and stiffness and prevent hogging called also hogback,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hogback — Hogframe Hog frame , n. (Steam Vessels) A trussed frame extending fore and aft, usually above deck, and intended to increase the longitudinal strength and stiffness. Used chiefly in American river and lake steamers. Called also {hogging frame},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hogging frame — Hogframe Hog frame , n. (Steam Vessels) A trussed frame extending fore and aft, usually above deck, and intended to increase the longitudinal strength and stiffness. Used chiefly in American river and lake steamers. Called also {hogging frame},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hogback — Hog back , n. 1. (Arch.) An upward curve or very obtuse angle in the upper surface of any member, as of a timber laid horizontally; the opposite of {camber}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) See {Hogframe}. [1913 Webster] 3. (Geol.) A ridge formed by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hogging — Hog ging, n. (Naut.) Drooping at the ends; arching; in distinction from sagging. [1913 Webster] {Hogging frame}. See {Hogframe}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hogging frame — Hogging Hog ging, n. (Naut.) Drooping at the ends; arching; in distinction from sagging. [1913 Webster] {Hogging frame}. See {Hogframe}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hogback — noun a) A sharp steep sided ridge formed by the erosion of tilting strata b) A hogframe …   Wiktionary

  • hog brace — noun : hogframe …   Useful english dictionary

  • hogging frame — noun or hogging girder : hogframe …   Useful english dictionary

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