mainstay

  1. a prominent supporter
  2. a central cohesive source of support and stability
  3. the forestay that braces the mainmast

mainstay

[n] - the forestay that braces the mainmast
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Mainstay

• (n.) Main support; principal dependence. • (n.) The stay extending from the foot of the foremast to the maintop.
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mainstay

noun the forestay that braces the mainmast
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Mainstay

Main'stay` noun 1. (Nautical) The stay extending from the foot of the foremast to the maintop. 2. Main support; principal dependence. « The great mainstay of the Church.» Buckle.
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mainstay

stay that extends from the main-top to the foot of the foremast
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mainstay

stay that extends from the main-top to the foot of the foremast
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