Entry from British & World English dictionary
More definitions of GUYDefinition of GUY in:
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- A rope or line fixed to the ground to secure a tent or other structure.More example sentences
- The candid, skittish drums and guitar spirals of the powerful ‘Overleaf’ are tethered to the guy rope of acoustic strum and would seem hindered were the guitar foundations linear rather than textural.
- There were big deals just beyond me, zooming in then out then in again in a mad giddy rush while I let a guy rope down from the scaffolding I'd constructed as a kind of house.
- I suppose I could put a guy rope on him but why should I?
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- Secure with a line or lines: it was set on concrete footings and guyed with steel cableMore example sentences
- Proper guying of the vertical should also be thought-out as it is more difficult to find good guying anchor points.
- Each mast was lifted and guyed with the two permanent backstays and two temporary forestays.
late Middle English: probably of Low German origin; related to Dutch gei 'brail' and German Geitaue 'brails'.