(Of a sailing ship) be head to the wind while tacking.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
- The flapping of the sails while the boat was in stays awoke my companion, who sat up and, in a weak and husky voice, asked me what was the matter.
- A boat that's heading dead into the wind is said to be in stays or in irons.
- At one stage we were in stays, in a wind shadow behind an islet.
Definición de be in stays en:
- el diccionario Inglés de EE.UU.