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futtock

Line breaks: fut|tock
Pronunciation: /ˈfʌtək
 
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Definition of futtock in English:

noun

Each of the middle timbers of a ship’s frame, between the floor and the top timbers.
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.

Origin

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

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