Definition of breasthook in English:


Syllabification: breast·hook
Pronunciation: /ˈbrestˌho͝ok


  • A large piece of shaped timber fitted horizontally in the bows of a ship, used to connect the sides to the stem.
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    • 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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