trestletree

[tres-uhl-tree]
noun Nautical.
either of a pair of timbers or metal shapes lying along the tops of the hounds or cheeks of a mast to support crosstrees or a top.

Origin:
1615–25; trestle + tree

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trestletree (ˈtrɛsəlˌtriː)
 
n
nautical either of a pair of fore-and-aft timbers fixed horizontally on opposite sides of a lower masthead to support an upper mast

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The trestletree attached the mainmast to the topmast of schooners.
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