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Futtock shrouds

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Futtock shrouds (Naut) iron rods connecting the topmast rigging with the lower rigging, passing over the edge of the top.
    • Futtock shrouds short iron shrouds leading from the upper part of the lower mast or of the main shrouds to the edge of the top, or through it, and connecting the topmast rigging with the lower mast.
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Usage

In literature:

FUTTOCK-SHROUDS, OR FOOT-HOOK SHROUDS.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
He kept looking up, till at length he determined to go round by the futtock-shrouds into the top.
"Off to Sea" by W.H.G. Kingston
The dead-eyes of the topmast rigging are fitted to their upper ends, and the futtock-shrouds to their lower ends.
"The Seaman's Friend" by Richard Henry Dana
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