jackstay definition

  • noun:
    • Nautical A stay for race or cruising vessels used to steady the mast resistant to the stress of the gaff.
    • Nautical A rope, pole, or batten along the top part of a yard, gaff, or boom that a sail is fastened.
    • Nautical A rope or rod working vertically regarding the forward side of the mast on which the lawn moves.
    • a-stay (line, bar or batten), running along a ship's garden, to which is connected the top of a square sail.
    • A rail of timber or metal stretching along a yard of a vessel, to which the sails tend to be fastened.
    • Nautical: One of a couple of ropes, iron rods, or pieces of timber attached to a yard or gaff for flexing a square sail to.
    • A rod or rope running along on the forward side of a mast, upon which the square-sail yard journeys; a traveler.

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