intercostal(redirected from intercostally)
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Situated or occurring between adjacent ribs.
Situated or fitted between adjacent members of a ship's frame.
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A structural member that runs between ribs. Intercostals are not load-bearing members but act as local skin formers and stiffeners and are used to stiffen skin between the bulkhead and other major structural components.
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