horizontal crosspieces at a masthead used to support ship's mast

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  • Crosstrees — Cross trees ( tr?z ), n. pl. (Naut.) Pieces of timber at a masthead, to which are attached the upper shrouds. At the head of lower masts in large vessels, they support a semicircular platform called the top. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crosstrees — [krôs′trēz΄] pl.n. two short bars across a ship s masthead, to spread the rigging that supports the mast * * * …   Universalium

  • crosstrees — [krôs′trēz΄] pl.n. two short bars across a ship s masthead, to spread the rigging that supports the mast …   English World dictionary

  • Crosstrees — Line art drawing of crosstrees. Crosstrees are the two horizontal struts at the upper ends of the topmasts of sailboats, used to anchor the shrouds from the topgallant mast. Similarly, they may be mounted at the upper end of the topgallant to… …   Wikipedia

  • crosstrees — noun plural Date: 1626 two horizontal crosspieces of timber or metal supported by trestletrees at a masthead that spread the upper shrouds in order to support the mast …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • crosstrees — plural noun a pair of horizontal struts attached to a sailing ship s mast to spread the rigging, especially at the head of a topmast …   English new terms dictionary

  • crosstrees — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bragg's Mill, Ashdon — which has been restored.History Bragg s Mill was built in 1757 by William Haylock, a carpenter of Ashdon. In 1813, the mill was advertised for sale, then having two pairs of millstones. At this time it was still an open trestle mill. The mill was …   Wikipedia

  • Outwood Windmill — is a Grade I listed[1] post mill in Outwood, Surrey. Built in 1665 by Thomas Budgen, a miller from Nutfield in Surrey, it is Britain s oldest working windmill.[2] The windmill was one of a pair, as there was a smock mill built alongside in 1797.… …   Wikipedia

  • Chillenden Windmill — Origin Grid reference …   Wikipedia

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