futtock plate definition

  • noun:
    • Nautical An iron dish attached horizontally to the top of the reduced mast to secure the topmast rigging and also the upper ends regarding the futtock shrouds.
    • A plate (usually steel) connected horizontally close to the the top of reduced mast of a square rigged ship so that you can secure the topmast. Rigging operates both upwards (topmast rigging) and downwards (futtock shrouds) to keep up stability.

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