futtock

[ fuht-uh k ]
/ ˈfʌt ək /
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noun Nautical.

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

Nearby words

  1. futilely,
  2. futilitarian,
  3. futility,
  4. futon,
  5. futsal,
  6. futtock band,
  7. futtock plate,
  8. futtock shroud,
  9. futuna islands,
  10. futurama

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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