Definition of Breasthook. Meaning of Breasthook. Synonyms of Breasthook

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Definition of Breasthook

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.

Meaning of Breasthook from wikipedia

- spar that extends forward of the stem to provide an anchor for a jib. Breasthook: A roughly triangular component located immediately aft of the stem and...
- from oak, ****gany, cedar (seats, breasthook, burden boards), apple (breasthook, knees), and black locust (breasthook, ribs). Three kinds of cedar are...
- have to be reinforced by the introduction of substantial aprons and breasthooks, perhaps augmented by sacrificial stem and stern posts between which...
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