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trestletree

[tres-uh l-tree] /ˈtrɛs əlˌtri/
noun, Nautical
1.
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
1615-1625
1615-25; trestle + tree
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  • The trestletree attached the mainmast to the topmast of schooners.
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trestletree

/ˈtrɛsəlˌtriː/
noun
1.
(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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