[n] - an adjustable stay from the foremast to the deck or bowsprit
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Sometimes called a jibstay, or a headstay. A cable supporting the mast, running from the bow to the top of the mast.
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a wire at the front of a boat that holds the mast up
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Fore'stay` noun (Nautical) A large, strong rope, reaching from the foremast head to the bowsprit, to support the mast. See Illust. under Ship .
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noun an adjustable stay from the foremast to the deck or bowsprit; controls the bending of the mast
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• (n.) A large, strong rope, reaching from the foremast head to the bowsprit, to support the mast. See Illust. under Ship.
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On a sailing vessel, a forestay, sometimes just called a stay, is a piece of standing rigging which keeps a mast from falling backwards. It is attached either at the very top of the mast, or in fractional rigs between about 1/8 and 1/4 from the top of the mast. The other end of the forestay is atta...
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Wire, sometimes rod, support for the mast, running from the bowsprit or foredeck to a point at or near the top of the mast.
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A supporting line running from the bow of the boat to the upper part of the mast.
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stay leading from the foremast to the bow of a ship
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A mast support that runs from the top of the mast, or near the top of the mast, to the bow.
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