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A frame whose transverse dimension is wider than standard.



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TRANSOM FRAME

The aftermost transverse side frame

BILGE BRACKET

A vertical transverse flat plate welded to the tank top or margin plate and to the frame in the area of the bilge.

FRAME

Transverse members that make up the riblike skeleton of a ship

KNEE BRACE

A stiffener between a column and a supported truss or beam to provide greater rigidity in a building frame under transverse loads.

FLOOR

Vertical transverse plate immediately above the bottom shell plating, often located at every frame, extending from bilge to bilge.

COLLISION BULKHEAD

The foremost main transverse watertight bulkhead designed to keep water out of the forward hold in case of bow collision damage.

AFTERPEAK BULKHEAD

First main transverse bulkhead forward of the sternpost

BODY PLAN

A drawing showing the forms of the various cross sections, the curvature of the deck lines at the side, and the projections, as straight lines of the waterlines, the buttock lines, transverse elevations and the diagonal lines

CANT FRAME

A frame connected at the upper end to the cant beams (See beams, cant.)

BULKHEAD DECK

The uppermost deck to which the transverse watertight bulkheads are carried

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