Cumbersome, unnecessary matter.
(nautical) Weight or materials, such as rigging, cables, and spars, stored either aloft or on the upper decks.
All of the rigging, spars, etc. above the deck of a ship.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.