Terminology from the Age of Sail

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Search result for definition: beam
Beam: 1.The extreme or main breadth (widest point) of a vessel's hull. 2.One of the transverse members of a ship's frames on which the decks are laid. They are supported on the ship's sides by right angle timbers called knees.
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