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headstay

Syllabification: head·stay
Pronunciation: /ˈhedstā
 
/

Definition of headstay in English:

noun

A forestay, especially in a small vessel.
Example sentences
  • If the tack line feeds to a fitting foreword of the headstay the sail must go outside the headstay.
  • When you tension the backstay so the headstay becomes straight, the mast will then have prebend in it.
  • Prior art headstays carried a single luff bread or a luff rope in the forward edge of the jib.

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