What does "Shroud" mean?

Today it means: Rigging to support the mast athwartships.

The lines that run from the beams to the top of the masts are known as the shrouds and act as sideways supports. They work with the backstay and forestay which supports fore and aft.

See also: Athwartships  and: Forestay  and: Backstay

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              

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