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- (nautical) A part of the rigging of a sailing ship extending from each masthead above the lower mast to both sides 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.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Back"stay` (-stā`), n. [Back, a.
or n. + stay.] 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. [Often used in the
2. A rope or strap used to prevent excessive
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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