Spon"son (?), n. Shipbuilding (a)

One of the triangular platforms in front of, and abaft, the paddle boxes of a steamboat.

(b)

One of the slanting supports under the guards of a steamboat.

(c)

One of the armored projections fitted with gun ports, used on modern war vessels.

 

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