Backstay

Definition of Backstay

Back´stay`   Pronunciation: băk´stā`
n.1.(Naut.) 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.A rope or strap used to prevent excessive forward motion.

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