Futtock
Futtock Fu"ttock, n. [Prob. corrupted fr. foothook.] (Naut.) One of the crooked timbers which are scarfed together to form the lower part of the compound rib of a vessel; one of the crooked transverse timbers passing across and over the keel. [1913 Webster]

{Futtock plates} (Naut.), plates of iron to which the dead-eyes of the topmast rigging are secured.

{Futtock shrouds}, short iron shrouds leading from the upper part of the lower mast or of the main shrouds to the edge of the top, or through it, and connecting the topmast rigging with the lower mast. --Totten. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • futtock — [fut′ək] n. [ME futtek, fottek < ? * fot hok, foot hook] any of the curved timbers that make up a rib of a wooden ship …   English World dictionary

  • futtock — noun Etymology: Middle English votek, futtek, perhaps modification of Middle Dutch voetkijn, diminutive of voet foot Date: 13th century one of the curved timbers scarfed together to form the lower part of the compound rib of a ship …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • futtock — /fut euhk/, n. Naut. any of a number of timbers forming the lower, more curved portion of the frame in a wooden hull. [1605 15; perh. alter. of foothook] * * * …   Universalium

  • futtock — noun any of the curved timbers that form the ribs of a ship …   Wiktionary

  • futtock — rib of a ship Nautical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • futtock — [ fʌtək] noun each of the middle timbers of a ship s frame, between the floor and the top timbers. Origin ME: perh. from Mid. Low Ger., or from foot + hook …   English new terms dictionary

  • futtock — fut·tock …   English syllables

  • futtock — fut•tock [[t]ˈfʌt ək[/t]] n. naut. navig. any of the timbers forming the lower portion of the frame in a wooden hull • Etymology: 1605–15; perh. alter. of foothook …   From formal English to slang

  • futtock — /ˈfʌtək/ (say futuhk) noun one of the curved timbers in a frame or rib of a wooden ship. {origin unknown} …   Australian English dictionary

  • futtock — n. each of the middle timbers of a ship s frame, between the floor and the top timbers. Etymology: ME votekes etc. pl. f. MLG f. fot FOOT + ken KIN …   Useful english dictionary

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