Trestletree
Trestletree Tres"tle*tree`, n. (Naut.) One of two strong bars of timber, fixed horizontally on the opposite sides of the masthead, to support the crosstrees and the frame of the top; -- generally used in the plural. --Totten. [1913 Webster]

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  • trestletree — [tres′əltrē΄] n. either of two horizontal fore and aft beams, one on each side of a mast, that support the crosstrees, top, and fid of the mast above …   English World dictionary

  • trestletree — /tres euhl tree /, n. Naut. either of a pair of timbers or metal shapes lying along the tops of the hounds or cheeks of a mast to support crosstrees or a top. [1615 25; TRESTLE + TREE] * * * …   Universalium

  • trestletree — n. (Nautical) horizontal beam set in the masthead to support the crosspiece of a mast …   English contemporary dictionary

  • trestletree — tres•tle•tree [[t]ˈtrɛs əlˌtri[/t]] n. navig. either of a pair of beams supporting the crosstrees at the head of a ship s mast • Etymology: 1615–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • trestletree — /ˈtrɛsəlˌtri/ (say tresuhl.tree) noun either of two horizontal fore and aft timbers or bars secured to a masthead, one on each side, to support the crosstrees …   Australian English dictionary

  • trestletree — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : one of a pair of timber crosspieces fixed fore and aft on the masthead to support the crosstrees, top, and fid of the mast usually used in plural * * * /tres euhl tree /, n. Naut. either of a pair of timbers or metal shapes… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • trestle — noun 1》 a framework consisting of a horizontal beam supported by two pairs of sloping legs, used in pairs to support a flat surface such as a table top. 2》 (also trestlework) an open braced framework used to support an elevated structure such as… …   English new terms dictionary

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