forehook

forehook
\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun
Etymology: fore- + hook
: a piece of timber placed across the stem to unite the bows and strengthen the forepart of a ship : breasthook

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  • Forehook — Fore hook , n. (Naut.) A piece of timber placed across the stem, to unite the bows and strengthen the fore part of the ship; a breast hook. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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