Shrouds

tensioned wires used to hold the mast in postition

Shrouds

On a sailing ship, shrouds are the sets of ropes which reach from the mast-heads to the sides of the vessel.
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Shrouds

support wires for the mast
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Shrouds

Standing rigging running from a mast to the sides of a ships.
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shrouds

The stays which support the mast from the side of the boat.
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Shrouds

Standing rigging running from a mast to the sides of a ships.
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Shrouds

Standing rigging running from a mast to the sides of a ships.
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shrouds

Part of the standing rigging used to support the masts.
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shrouds

ropes supporting the mast of a ship
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shrouds

The stays that support the mast at the sides.
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Shrouds

Transverse lines that supported the masts.
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shrouds

ropes supporting the mast of a ship
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shrouds

One of a set of ropes or wire cables stretched from the masthead to the sides of a vessel to support the mast.
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