crosstrees


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Crosstrees \Cross"trees`\ (-tr?z`), n. pl. (Naut.)
   Pieces of timber at a masthead, to which are attached the
   upper shrouds. At the head of lower masts in large vessels,
   they support a semicircular platform called the "top."
   [1913 Webster]
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