A piece of supporting timber bolted to the stem and keelson at their junction near the bow of a wooden vessel.
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(Nautical Terms) nautical a curved timber scarfed into or bolted to the stem and keelson at the bow of a wooden vessel. Compare sternson
[C18: from stem1 + (keel)son]
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