futtock

[ fuht-uh k ]
/ ˈfʌt ək /

noun Nautical.

any of a number of timbers forming the lower, more curved portion of the frame in a wooden hull.

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Origin of futtock

First recorded in 1605–15; perhaps alteration of foothook
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British Dictionary definitions for futtock

futtock
/ (ˈfʌtək) /

noun

nautical one of the ribs in the frame of a wooden vessel

Word Origin for futtock

C13: perhaps variant of foothook
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