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be in stays

Definición de be in stays en inglés:

(Of a sailing ship) be head to the wind while tacking.
Example sentences
  • 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.
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Palabra del día tenebrous
Pronunciación: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure