shrouds

ropes supporting the mast of a ship

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • shrouds — n. burial cloths, sheets used to wrap a body for burial, cerements ʃraÊŠd n. burial cloth, sheet used to wrap a body for burial, cerement; covering, something that covers like a shroud; one of the ropes supporting a ship s mast v. wrap in… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • shrouds — a set of ropes forming part of the standing rigging of a sailing boat and supporting the mast or topmast. → shroud …   English new terms dictionary

  • shrouds have no pockets — 1854 R. C. TRENCH On Lessons in Proverbs (ed. 2) v. With an image Dantesque in its vigour, that ‘a man shall carry nothing away with him when he dieth’, take this Italian, Our last robe, that is our winding sheet, is made without pockets. 1909 A …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Futtock shrouds — are rope, wire or chain links in the rigging of a traditional square rigged ship. They run from the outer edges of a top downwards and inwards to a point on the mast or lower shrouds, and carry the load of the shrouds that rise from the edge of… …   Wikipedia

  • The Fashion in Shrouds — Infobox Book | name = The Fashion in Shrouds image caption = author = Margery Allingham cover artist = country = United Kingdom language = English series = Albert Campion genre = Crime novel publisher = Heinemann release date = 1938 media type =… …   Wikipedia

  • Bowsprit shrouds — Shroud Shroud (shroud), n. [OE. shroud, shrud, schrud, AS. scr[=u]d a garment, clothing; akin to Icel. skru[eth] the shrouds of a ship, furniture of a church, a kind of stuff, Sw. skrud dress, attire, and E. shred. See {Shred}, and cf. {Shrood}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Futtock shrouds — Shroud Shroud (shroud), n. [OE. shroud, shrud, schrud, AS. scr[=u]d a garment, clothing; akin to Icel. skru[eth] the shrouds of a ship, furniture of a church, a kind of stuff, Sw. skrud dress, attire, and E. shred. See {Shred}, and cf. {Shrood}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Futtock shrouds — Futtock Fu ttock, n. [Prob. corrupted fr. foothook.] (Naut.) One of the crooked timbers which are scarfed together to form the lower part of the compound rib of a vessel; one of the crooked transverse timbers passing across and over the keel.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • futtock shrouds — futtock shrouds, the shrouds, or iron rods, in bigger ships, connecting the lower rigging with the rigging of the tops, set up to an iron band on the lower mast …   Useful english dictionary

  • futtock-shrouds — futtˈock shrouds plural noun Short pieces of rope or chain securing the futtock plates to a band round a lower mast • • • Main Entry: ↑futtock …   Useful english dictionary

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