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Definitions for backstay
ˈbækˌsteɪback·stay

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. backstaynoun

    a stay that supports the back of something

Wiktionary

  1. backstaynoun

    A part of the rigging of a sailing ship extending from masthead the top of the mast to the back of the ship; they support the strain on all upper masts and provide additional support to the shrouds when the wind is abaft the beam.

Wikipedia

  1. Backstay

    A backstay is a piece of standing rigging on a sailing vessel that runs from the mast to either its transom or rear quarter, counteracting the forestay and jib. It is an important sail trim control and has a direct effect on the shape of the mainsail and the headsail. Backstays are generally adjusted by block and tackle, hydraulic adjusters, or lines leading to winches.

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  1. backstay

    A backstay is a piece of a ship's rigging, a long, thick rope or wire that extends from the top of the back mast to the ship's stern, helping to support the mast and control the shape of the sails. This allows the ship to be steered more effectively. In a broader context, backstay can refer to any support structure with similar function in other fields, such as radio antennas.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Backstaynoun

    a rope or stay extending from the masthead to the side of a ship, slanting a little aft, to assist the shrouds in supporting the mast

  2. Backstaynoun

    a rope or strap used to prevent excessive forward motion

Wikidata

  1. Backstay

    On a sailing vessel, a backstay is the piece of standing rigging that runs from the mast to the transom of the boat, counteracting the forestay and jib. The backstay is an important sail trim control and has a direct effect on the shape of the mainsail and the headsail.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of backstay in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of backstay in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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