Pronunciation: (här'ping), [key]
any of several horizontal members at the ends of a vessel for holding cant frames in position until the shell planking or plating is attached. Also,har•pinPronunciation: (här'pin), [key] harp•ins Pronunciation: (här'pinz). [key]
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