futtock, fut′uk, n. one of the separate pieces of timber composing the frame of a ship.
You must climb out by the futtock shrouds, as every proper sailor does.
Each pair of shrouds should be served below the futtock staves.
One is by going along some ropes, called the futtock shrouds, when one hangs very much as a fly does crawling along the ceiling.
Timbers in the cant-bodies, reaching from the dead-wood to the head of the second futtock, and forming a floor.
Formerly the middle third was parcelled over the service, below the wake of the futtock staff.
Looking up, I saw him with his back almost horizontal above me, going along the futtock shrouds to get into the top.