Bobstay



a rope, chain, or rod from the outer end of the bowsprit to the cutwater.
Historical Examples

By Sheer Pluck G. A. Henty
Jim Spurling, Fisherman Albert Walter Tolman
On Yachts and Yacht Handling Thomas Fleming Day
A Son Of The Sun Jack London
The Romance of Polar Exploration G. Firth Scott
On Yachts and Yacht Handling Thomas Fleming Day
The Cruise of the Dazzler Jack London
On Yachts and Yacht Handling Thomas Fleming Day
The Sailor’s Word-Book William Henry Smyth
On Yachts and Yacht Handling Thomas Fleming Day

noun
a strong stay between a bowsprit and the stem of a vessel for holding down the bowsprit

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