A set of ropes serving as stays to support the masts. The lower shrouds are secured to the sides of vessels by heavy iron bolts and are passed around the head of the lower masts.
One of the two annular plates at the periphery of a water wheel, which form the sides of the buckets; a shroud plate.
A standing-rig piece that stays a mast laterally. The lateral stays that extend from a topmast or topgallant to the chainplates, however are called backstays rather than shrouds