futtock

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noun fut·tock \ˈfə-tək\

Definition of futtock

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

Origin and Etymology of futtock

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


First Known Use: 13th century


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