A rope or stay extending from the masthead to the side of a ship slanting some aft to assist the shrouds in supporting the mast
- a stay that supports the back of one thing
- A rope or remain extending from the masthead to the side of a ship, slanting a little aft, to help the shrouds in giving support to the mast.
- a line or strap accustomed avoid exorbitant forward movement.
The rigging that prevents the mast from dancing. It stretches from the top of the mast toward stern. (recreation: Yachting)
(n.) A rope or remain extending from the masthead aside of a ship, slanting slightly aft, to help the shrouds in supporting the mast.
- (letter.) A rope or strap familiar with avoid excessive forward movement.