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futtock


futtock


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  {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.