crosstrees

plural noun
cross·​trees | \ˈkrȯs-(ˌ)trēz \

Definition of crosstrees 

: two horizontal crosspieces of timber or metal that spread the upper shrouds of a ship in order to support the mast

First Known Use of crosstrees

1626, in the meaning defined above

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