Definitions for "Whisker pole"
Keywords:  jib, downwind, spar, clew, sail
an aluminum or carbon fiber spar that can be attached to the clew of a genoa (or other headsail) while sailing on a broad reach, running directly downwind, or sailing wing and wing
a short spar, normally kept stowed, which may be used to push the clew of a jib away from the boat when the boat is running downwind.
a light spar which holds the jib out when sailing downwind