futtock shroud



futtock shroud (plural futtock shrouds)

  1. (nautical) Any of a set of ropes, wires or chains that brace the futtock plate from a band on the lower mast.
    • 1808–10, William Hickey, Memoirs of a Georgian Rake, Folio Society 1995, p. 80:
      [H]e laid hold of the first ratline with his right hand, then sprung to the second, with his left, and so on alternately, right and left, up to the last, close to the futtock shrouds.


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