Definition of breasthook in English:

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breasthook

Pronunciation: /ˈbrɛsthʊk/

noun

A large piece of shaped timber fitted in the bows of a ship, used to connect the sides to the stem.
Example sentences
  • I plan to bring the cloth over the breasthook on each end and this should add further strength.
  • I built breasthooks out of some 3/4’ pine shelving that was left over from another project.
  • Then I sanded the edges of the decks to fit and just glued them to the bulkheads, breasthooks, and each other.

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