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|short iron shrouds leading from the upper part of the lower mast or of the main shrouds to the edge of the top, or through it, and connecting the topmast rigging with the lower mast.|
|(Naut.)||iron rods connecting the topmast rigging with the lower rigging, passing over the edge of the top.|
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.