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crosstrees


crosstrees


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crosstrees  \Cross"trees`\  (-tr?z`),  n.  pl  (Naut.) 
  Pieces  of  timber  at  a  masthead,  to  which  are  attached  the 
  upper  shrouds.  At  the  head  of  lower  masts  in  large  vessels, 
  they  support  a  semicircular  platform  called  the  ``top.''