Futtock definition

fŭtək
One of the curved timbers that forms a rib in the frame of a ship.
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Any of the curved timbers that make up a rib of a wooden ship.
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(nautical) Any of the curved timbers that form the ribs of a ship.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
futtock
Plural:
futtocks

Origin of futtock

  • Middle English fottek perhaps alteration of fothok fot foot foot hok hook hook

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition