cant frame

cant frame
noun
Etymology: cant (body)
: the frame of the cant body of a ship

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1. any of several frames bracketed aft of the transom of a ship and inclined slightly to the fore-and-aft direction.
2. any transverse frame not perpendicular to the fore-and-aft midship line.
[1825-35]

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