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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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Barry Futtock, a pipe fitter from Stoke, is yet to cross the finish line".
Colin was quick to notice that no of the native boats had decks, not even the bigger ones; none had nails or futtock timbers, but smaller vessels were designed to fit exactly inside bigger ones.
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.
8million 14 years ago for the mansion he dubbed Grunt Futtock Hall.
Ian said: "Last year we had a duo called Harbuck & Futtock who created brand new headgear for around 600 people in the cabaret tent.
My favourite moment came when I saw that the first three rows at the Placebo gig were all wearing Harbuck and Futtock creations.
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.
How it's used: Treenails hold together many of the ship's wooden parts, such as the exterior planking to the ribs, or futtocks.