futtock shroud
noun Date: 1817 a short iron rod connecting the topmast rigging with the lower mast

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  • futtock shroud — n. one of the short iron rods extending from a futtock plate to a band around the lower mast to brace the topmast where it joins the lower mast …   English World dictionary

  • futtock shroud — noun shroud that is part of a ship s rigging • Hypernyms: ↑sheet, ↑tack, ↑mainsheet, ↑weather sheet, ↑shroud * * * noun : a short iron rod leading from the futtock hoop to the futtock plate and connecting the topmast rigging with the lower mast… …   Useful english dictionary

  • futtock shroud — Naut. any of several metal rods secured at their lower ends to a futtock band and at their upper ends to a futtock plate, connecting the lower mast to the topmast rigging. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • futtock shroud — noun Any of a set of ropes, wires or chains that brace the futtock plate from a band on the lower mast …   Wiktionary

  • futtock band — noun see futtock hoop * * * Naut. a metal band around a lower mast somewhat below the top, for holding the lower ends of a futtock shroud. Also called futtock hoop, futtock wye /wuy/, spider band …   Useful english dictionary

  • futtock band — Naut. a metal band around a lower mast somewhat below the top, for holding the lower ends of a futtock shroud. Also called futtock hoop, futtock wye /wuy/, spider band. * * * …   Universalium

  • futtock plate — noun A plate (usually metal) attached horizontally near the top of the lower mast of a square rigged ship in order to secure the topmast. Rigging runs both upwards (topmast rigging) and downwards (futtock shrouds) to maintain stability. See Also …   Wiktionary

  • 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

  • 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

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