Definition of Futtock

1. n. 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.



Definition of Futtock

1. Noun. (nautical) Any of the curved timbers that form the ribs of a ship. ¹

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Definition of Futtock

1. a curved timber in the frame of a wooden ship [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Futtock

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futtock (current term)
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Literary usage of Futtock

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and (1823)
"Sixth diagonal should be placed in the middle between the first futtock head and the seventh diagonal ; at which place the ribband and harpin are stationed ..."

2. The Sailor's Word-book: An Alphabetical Digest of Nautical Terms, Including by William Henry Smyth (1867)
"A word meaning foot-waling (which see). futtock-HEAD. In ship-building, is a name for the 5th, the 7th, and the 9th diagonals, the intervening ..."

3. Professional recollections on points of seamanship, discipline, &c by Francis Liardet (1849)
"The futtock-shrouds being secured to the lower masts, make the topmasts and lower masts work more in unison with each other, than when they are secured to ..."

4. The Kedge-anchor; Or, Young Sailors' Assistant: Or, Young Sailors' Assistant by William N. Brady (1864)
"futtock-STAVES IN TOPMAST RIGGING Are iron bolts parceled and served ; are seized to ... Seize the foremost end to the foremost shroud and futtock stave, ..."

5. Laying Down and Taking Off by Charles Desmond (1919)
"(b) Skeleton templates on which can be marked lines to indicate the shape of each floor and futtock. To make a full-size pattern of outline shape of every ..."

6. Seamanship by George Strong Nares, United States Coast Guard Academy (1865)
"Double—from the deck, through a block secured to the necklace for the main futtock rigging ; through the brace block at the ..."

7. Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Naval Architecture: Being the Article by Augustin Francis Bullock Creuze (1841)
"The first futtock will then but on the head of the cross timber, the second futtock on the head of the half floor, the third futtock on the head of the ..."

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