futtock

noun
fut·​tock | \ ˈfə-tək How to pronounce futtock (audio) \

Definition of futtock

: one of the curved timbers scarfed together to form the lower part of the compound rib of a ship

First Known Use of futtock

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for futtock

Middle English votek, futtek, perhaps modification of Middle Dutch voetkijn, diminutive of voet foot

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“Futtock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/futtock. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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