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. [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]


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  • Futtock shrouds — are rope, wire or chain links in the rigging of a traditional square rigged ship. They run from the outer edges of a top downwards and inwards to a point on the mast or lower shrouds, and carry the load of the shrouds that rise from the edge of… …   Wikipedia

  • futtock shrouds — futtock shrouds, the shrouds, or iron rods, in bigger ships, connecting the lower rigging with the rigging of the tops, set up to an iron band on the lower mast …   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

  • 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 — /ˈfʌtək ʃraʊdz/ (say futuhk shrowdz) plural noun short lengths of iron or steel rods, or wire, extending from the futtock band to the futtock plate and fitted with eyes at either end …   Australian 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 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • futtock plate — n. an iron plate put horizontally around the top of a ship s lower mast to hold the futtock shrouds * * * …   Universalium

  • futtock plate — n. an iron plate put horizontally around the top of a ship s lower mast to hold the futtock shrouds …   English World dictionary

  • 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

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