Meaning of futtock shroud

fut'tock shroud"

Pronunciation: [key]
— Naut. Naut.
  1. any of several metal rods secured at their lower ends to a futtock band and at their upper ends to a futtock plate, connecting the lower mast to the topmast rigging.
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