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futtock Syllabification: fut·tock
Pronunciation: /ˈfədək/

Definition of futtock in English:


Each of the curved timber pieces forming the lower part of a ship’s frame.
Example sentences
  • They included keels, floor frames, futtocks and stem posts, representing parts of a clinker-built boat up to 8m long with a beam of some 2.5m, which was possibly used for coastal fishing.
  • The remaining futtocks are not attached to floors, but simply treenailed to the hull planking.
  • The futtocks are the parts of a wooden hull's frame, or rib; our weekend assignment is to make two frames.


Middle English: perhaps from Middle Low German, or from foot + hook.

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