2 Sailing A rope lanyard fixed to a boom to prevent it from rising.
More example sentences
- She doesn't seem to have twigged that if I've been sailing since I was six, mostly in a Wayfarer, I've had to dodge quite a few booms and guillotine-like kicking straps (a vang for my American readers, if I have any).
- We are getting much better at rigging the damn boat, although we generally forget the kicking strap until we are out on the water.
Definition of kicking strap in:
- The US English dictionary