Terminology from the Age of Sail

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Trestle Tree: Oak timbers fixed horizontally fore-and-aft on each side of the lower and upper masthead of a square-rigged vessel, used to support the topmast or topgallant mast, the lower or upper crosstrees and the top. A trestle tree normally rests on the cheeks of a lowermast, or the hounds of a topmast.
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