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 (krôs′trē′, krŏs′-)
n. Nautical
One of two horizontal crosspieces near the upper end of a section of mast on a sailing vessel, serving to spread the shrouds for the section above.


(Nautical Terms) nautical either of a pair of wooden or metal braces on the head of a mast to support the topmast, etc


(ˈkrɔsˌtri, ˈkrɒs-)

either of a pair of horizontal timbers or metal bars spreading the shrouds on a mast.


[ˈkrɒsˌtriː] n (Naut) → crocetta
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