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keelson

, kelson
a longitudinal beam fastened to the keel of a vessel for strength and stiffness
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keelson

[′kel·sən]
(naval architecture)
A structure of timbers or steel beams which are bolted to the top of a keel to increase its strength. Also spelled kelson.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.