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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Nautical One of a pair of horizontal beams set into a masthead to support the crosstrees.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One of two strong bars of timber, fixed horizontally on the opposite sides of the masthead to support the crosstrees and the frame of the top.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of two strong bars of timber, fixed horizontally on the opposite sides of the masthead, to support the crosstrees and the frame of the top; -- generally used in the plural.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nautical, one of two strong bars of timber fixed horizontally fore-and-aft, on the opposite sides of the lower masthead, to support the frame of the top and the topmast, and on the topmast-head in the same way to support the crosstrees and the topgallantmast. See cut under bibb.

Etymologies

trestle +‎ tree? (Wiktionary)

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