cant frames

cant frames
cant frames,
the frames or ribs of a ship which are near the extremities, and are canted away from the perpendicular or straight line.

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  • Cant frames — Cant Cant, n. [OF., edge, angle, prof. from L. canthus the iron ring round a carriage wheel, a wheel, Gr. ? the corner of the eye, the felly of a wheel; cf. W. cant the stake or tire of a wheel. Cf. {Canthus}, {Canton}, {Cantle}.] 1. A corner;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cant frames — Frame Frame, n. 1. Anything composed of parts fitted and united together; a fabric; a structure; esp., the constructional system, whether of timber or metal, that gives to a building, vessel, etc., its model and strength; the skeleton of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cant — Cant, n. [OF., edge, angle, prof. from L. canthus the iron ring round a carriage wheel, a wheel, Gr. ? the corner of the eye, the felly of a wheel; cf. W. cant the stake or tire of a wheel. Cf. {Canthus}, {Canton}, {Cantle}.] 1. A corner; angle;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cant timbers — Cant Cant, n. [OF., edge, angle, prof. from L. canthus the iron ring round a carriage wheel, a wheel, Gr. ? the corner of the eye, the felly of a wheel; cf. W. cant the stake or tire of a wheel. Cf. {Canthus}, {Canton}, {Cantle}.] 1. A corner;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cant body — noun Etymology: cant (II) : a part of the body of a ship in which the frames run obliquely to the keel to form the bow or stern compare square body * * * cant body, the portion of a vessel which contains the cant frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • cant over — verb heel over The tower is tilting The ceiling is slanting • Syn: ↑cant, ↑tilt, ↑slant, ↑pitch • Derivationally related forms: ↑pitch ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • cant frame — noun Etymology: cant (body) : the frame of the cant body of a ship * * * 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cant frame — 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] * * * …   Universalium

  • Balloon frame — Frame Frame, n. 1. Anything composed of parts fitted and united together; a fabric; a structure; esp., the constructional system, whether of timber or metal, that gives to a building, vessel, etc., its model and strength; the skeleton of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Frame — Frame, n. 1. Anything composed of parts fitted and united together; a fabric; a structure; esp., the constructional system, whether of timber or metal, that gives to a building, vessel, etc., its model and strength; the skeleton of a structure.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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