Definitions for futtockˈfʌt ək
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any of the timbers forming the lower portion of the frame in a wooden hull.
Category: Nautical, Navy
Origin of futtock:
1605–15; perh. alter. of foothook
Any of the curved timbers that form the ribs of a ship.
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