Definition of headstay in English:

headstay

Line breaks: head|stay

noun

  • another term for forestay.
    More 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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