futtock

futtock

[fuht-uhk]
noun Nautical.
any of a number of timbers forming the lower, more curved portion of the frame in a wooden hull.

Origin:
1605–15; perhaps alteration of foothook

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futtock (ˈfʌtək)
 
n
nautical one of the ribs in the frame of a wooden vessel
 
[C13: perhaps variant of foothook]

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