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

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  • 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 — [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 — /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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