A band for the breast especially Naut A band of fabric or a rope fastened at both finishes towards the rigging to guide the guy just who heaves the lead-in sounding
- A band for the breast. Particularly: (Naut.) A band of canvas, or a line, fastened at both finishes towards rigging, to guide the guy whom heaves the lead-in sounding.
(n.) A band the breast. Specifically: (Naut.) A band of canvas, or a rope, fastened at both ends to the rigging, to aid the guy whom heaves the lead-in sounding.
And here was Flask now standing, Daggoo with one lifted arm furnishing him with a breastband to lean against and steady himself by.