crosstrees

plural noun
cross·​trees | \ ˈkrȯs-(ˌ)trēz How to pronounce crosstrees (audio) \

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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“Crosstrees.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crosstrees. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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