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One of the curved timbers that forms a rib in the frame of a ship.

[Middle English fottek, perhaps alteration of fothok : fot, foot; see foot + hok, hook; see hook.]


(Nautical Terms) nautical one of the ribs in the frame of a wooden vessel
[C13: perhaps variant of foothook]


(ˈfʌt ək)

any of the timbers forming the lower portion of the frame in a wooden hull.
[1605–15; perhaps alter. of foothook]
allonge de barre
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For the hulls of ships, for keels, futtock--and top-timbers, and any other kinds of futtocks, breasthooks, puercas, transoms, llaves, and rudders, all sorts of good timber can be found easily.
AuOnce, this was a stout ship, with oak futtocks and floor timbers, fastened with iron nails, built with saw and adz and the calloused hands of shipwrights now long dead.
It tells the story of the craftsmen who built and equipped the ship and superbly captures the world of futtocks, scuppers, topsails and orlop decks.
The eight-strong team, known as the Grunt Futtocks, after a famous Kenneth Williams sketch, set off on the 17 day, 300 mile trek, from Southport to Portsmouth, on Monday.
We are really grateful to The Grunt Futtocks for their support.
These were fitted in their place by means of augers, and they held the futtocks together.
The rivets joining pairs of futtocks were indeed the largest and heaviest which were used in building the hull.
How it's used: Treenails hold together many of the ship's wooden parts, such as the exterior planking to the ribs, or futtocks.