Futtock plates
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 plates — futtock plates, iron plates near the top of a lower mast or the top of a topmast, having holes into which the upper ends of the futtock shrouds are hooked …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Futtock shrouds — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • futtock-shrouds — futtˈock shrouds plural noun Short pieces of rope or chain securing the futtock plates to a band round a lower mast • • • Main Entry: ↑futtock …   Useful english dictionary

  • Futtock shrouds — Shroud Shroud (shroud), n. [OE. shroud, shrud, schrud, AS. scr[=u]d a garment, clothing; akin to Icel. skru[eth] the shrouds of a ship, furniture of a church, a kind of stuff, Sw. skrud dress, attire, and E. shred. See {Shred}, and cf. {Shrood}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bowsprit shrouds — Shroud Shroud (shroud), n. [OE. shroud, shrud, schrud, AS. scr[=u]d a garment, clothing; akin to Icel. skru[eth] the shrouds of a ship, furniture of a church, a kind of stuff, Sw. skrud dress, attire, and E. shred. See {Shred}, and cf. {Shrood}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shroud — (shroud), n. [OE. shroud, shrud, schrud, AS. scr[=u]d a garment, clothing; akin to Icel. skru[eth] the shrouds of a ship, furniture of a church, a kind of stuff, Sw. skrud dress, attire, and E. shred. See {Shred}, and cf. {Shrood}.] 1. That which …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shroud plate — Shroud Shroud (shroud), n. [OE. shroud, shrud, schrud, AS. scr[=u]d a garment, clothing; akin to Icel. skru[eth] the shrouds of a ship, furniture of a church, a kind of stuff, Sw. skrud dress, attire, and E. shred. See {Shred}, and cf. {Shrood}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shroud (sailing) — Shrouds as they might have looked on a 16th century tall ship. On a sailboat, the shrouds are pieces of standing rigging which hold the mast up from side to side. There is frequently more than one shroud on each side of the boat. Usually a shroud …   Wikipedia

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