transverse frame


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transverse frame

[trans¦vərs ′frām]
(naval architecture)
A ship frame consisting of a large number of relatively small, closely spaced, athwartship frames, reinforced in the bottom by vertical floor plates and working in conjunction with widely spaced, fore-and-aft, deep girders, such as the keel, longitudinals, and side stringers.
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