[tres-uh l-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 of trestletree

First recorded in 1615–25; trestle + tree Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for trestletree



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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