Part of speech: noun
Usage examples "keelson":
- The boy knew that he must be listening to the Touch- me- not, whose keelson came from an old line- of- battle ship. - "The White Wolf and Other Fireside Tales", Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
- Black as a chimney from keelson to truck, she was as like to a butterfly as a lady's hand is to a monkey's paw. - "The Lifeboat", R.M. Ballantyne.
- English she was from truck to keelson, and long before she fired that disdainful shot the gunners of the Wasp had put out their smoking matches. - "Yankee Ships and Yankee Sailors: Tales of 1812", James Barnes.