What does Breasthook mean?

Breasthook meaning in General Dictionary

A thick bit of wood by means of a knee placed across the stem of a ship to bolster the fore part and unite the bows for each side

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  • A thick piece of timber in the shape of a knee, put across the stem of a ship to strengthen the fore part and unite the bows on each part.

Breasthook meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A thick piece of wood in the form of a knee, placed over the stem of a ship to bolster the fore-part and unite the bows on each side.