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one of the short iron rods extending from a futtock plate to a band around the lower mast to brace the topmast where it joins the lower mast
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noun NauticalThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
One of the iron rods extending from a band on the lower mast to the futtock plate, used to brace the base of the topmast.