Midship bend

the broadest frame in a vessel.
- Weale.

See also: Midship

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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At this point in the example, the lines for maximum breadth and floors need only be an estimate to allow the geometric drawing of shapes to represent the midship bend, the fore-hook, the after-hook, and transom.
It is customary to draw the midship bend (A) first, as it defines the maximum beam and it is more straightforward than the other stations as the floors lay flat to the keel.
Side profile of vessel showing midship bend (MB), forward hook (FH), after hook (AH), extra-hook (EX-H), stern post (SP), horn timber (HT), transom frame or fashion timber (TF), counter post (CP), pawl post (PP), stem, and keel.