ETYM Old Eng. shroud, shrud, schrud, as. scrűd a garment, clothing; akin to Icel. skruth the shrouds of a ship, furniture of a church, a kind of stuff, Swed. skrud dress, attire, and Eng. shred. Related to Shred, Shrood.
A line that suspends the harness from the canopy of a parachute.