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}.] 1. That which clothes, covers, conceals, or protects; a garment. --Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster]

Swaddled, as new born, in sable shrouds. --Sandys. [1913 Webster]

2. Especially, the dress for the dead; a winding sheet. ``A dead man in his shroud.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. That which covers or shelters like a shroud. [1913 Webster]

Jura answers through her misty shroud. --Byron. [1913 Webster]

4. A covered place used as a retreat or shelter, as a cave or den; also, a vault or crypt. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The shroud to which he won His fair-eyed oxen. --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

A vault, or shroud, as under a church. --Withals. [1913 Webster]

5. The branching top of a tree; foliage. [R.] [1913 Webster]

The Assyrian wad a cedar in Lebanon, with fair branches and with a shadowing shroad. --Ezek. xxxi. 3. [1913 Webster]

6. pl. (Naut.) A set of ropes serving as stays to support the masts. The lower shrouds are secured to the sides of vessels by heavy iron bolts and are passed around the head of the lower masts. [1913 Webster]

7. (Mach.) One of the two annular plates at the periphery of a water wheel, which form the sides of the buckets; a shroud plate. [1913 Webster]

{Bowsprit shrouds} (Naut.), ropes extending from the head of the bowsprit to the sides of the vessel.

{Futtock shrouds} (Naut.), iron rods connecting the topmast rigging with the lower rigging, passing over the edge of the top.

{Shroud plate}. (a) (Naut.) An iron plate extending from the dead-eyes to the ship's side. --Ham. Nav. Encyc. (b) (Mach.) A shroud. See def. 7, above. [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 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 — 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 — 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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