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Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: perhaps by shortening & alteration from expansion Date: 1835 1. a. a projection (as a gun platform) from the side of a ship or a tank b. an air chamber along a canoe to increase stability and buoyancy 2. a light air-filled structure or a winglike part protruding from the hull of a seaplane to steady it on water

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a projection from the side of a warship or tank to enable a gun to be trained forward and aft. 2 a short subsidiary wing to stabilize a seaplane. 3 a triangular platform supporting the wheel on a paddle-steamer. Etymology: 19th c.: orig. unkn.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Sponson 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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