Entry from British & World English dictionary
- Presently being fitted out in Goole, the Lutchet and Mast Beam is now in place although the first sailing date is a long way off in the future.
- The single mast was stepped in a lutchet, braced to the main beam at deck level by shrouds, and secured at the keelson.
Early 19th century: perhaps from the northern English dialect verb lutch 'lift', or an alteration of latchet.
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