Definitions for jackstayˈdʒækˌsteɪ

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  1. a rod or batten, following a yard, gaff, or boom, to which one edge of a sail is bent.

    Category: Navy

  2. a rail for guiding the movement of the hanks of a sail.

    Category: Navy

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  1. jackstay(Noun)

    A stay (rope, bar or batten), running along a ship's yard, to which is attached the head of a square sail.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jackstay(noun)

    a rail of wood or iron stretching along a yard of a vessel, to which the sails are fastened

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