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baby stay

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Definition of baby stay in English:

noun

Sailing
An additional forestay sometimes used on offshore racing yachts.
Example sentences
  • Single lowers are helped out by a baby stay or jack stay to prevent mast pumping.
  • I have considered setting it on the baby stay just aft of the clew of the storm.
  • Make sure you have a baby stay installed for increased stability.

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