a metal band around a lower mast somewhat below the top, for holding the lower ends of a futtock shroud.
noun 1. any of numerous predaceous arachnids of the order Araneae, most of which spin webs that serve as nests and as traps for prey. 2. (loosely) any of various other arachnids resembling or suggesting these. 3. any of various things resembling or suggesting a spider. 4. a frying pan, originally one with legs or […]
noun 1. spinal anesthesia. 2. obstruction of the flow of spinal fluid by blockage of the spinal canal. spinal block n. Pathological obstruction of the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the spinal subarachnoid space. Spinal anesthesia. Not in technical use.
noun 1. the tube formed by the vertebrae in which the spinal cord and its membranes are located. spinal canal noun 1. the natural passage through the centre of the spinal column that contains the spinal cord spinal canal n. See vertebral canal.
noun 1. the series of vertebrae in a vertebrate animal forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; spine; backbone. spinal column noun 1. a series of contiguous or interconnecting bony or cartilaginous segments that surround and protect the spinal cord Also called spine, vertebral column, rachis Nontechnical name backbone spinal column […]