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The gradual change in hull shape along the length of the ship, from being wide in the bow region to narrow at the stern. 1, record 1, English, - longitudinal%20taper
Variation progressive de la forme de la coque sur la longueur d'un navire, de la partie large de l'avant à la partie étroite de l'arrière. 1, record 1, French, - effilement%20longitudinal
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