fut·​tock ˈfə-tək How to pronounce futtock (audio)
: one of the curved timbers scarfed together to form the lower part of the compound rib of a ship

Word History


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

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of futtock was in the 13th century

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Cite this Entry

“Futtock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/futtock. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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