\kˈiːlsən], \kˈiːlsən], \k_ˈiː_l_s_ə_n]\
Definitions of KEELSON
- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1894 - The Clarendon dictionary
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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A beam or timber laid on the middle of the floor timbers over the keel of a vessel to strengthen it. Also, kelson.
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By James Champlin Fernald
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
The piece of timber lying upon the keel into which the mast is stepped; false-keel, a strong piece of timber bolted to the bottom of the real keel.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.