from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Nautical 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.
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- n. Any of a set of ropes, wires or chains that brace the futtock plate from a band on the lower mast
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- n. shroud that is part of a ship's rigging
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