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    Why do ships have portholes (round windows) and not rectangular windows like houses?

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    Corners represent weak points at which cracks can start. Forces, such as those of waves striking the hull, tend to get focussed upon them. Round windows have no corners, so represent less of a weakening in the hull.

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