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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - One of the transverse beams that passes across the keel of a boat.

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  • One is by going along some ropes, called the futtock shrouds, when one hangs very much as a fly does crawling along the ceiling.
  • These, like the channels for the lower rigging, are mere projections or out-riggers; the true point of support for the topmast rigging is the lower shrouds, the connection...
  • "You must climb out by the futtock shrouds, as every proper sailor does."
  • Some boats only had a single futtock lying on one side of the frame, whereas others had two futtocks, one on each side. for more
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