noun Nautical.

  1. a short fore-and-aft beam running beside a hatchway, mast hole, or other deck opening.


  1. a fore-and-aft beam in a vessel, used for supporting the deck, esp around a hatchway or other opening


  1. Will (iam). born 1965, English Rugby Union player; won 72 caps (1988–97); captained England to three Grand Slams (1991, 1992, 1995)
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