A large, strong rope, employed to support a mast, by being extended from the head of one mast down to some other, or to some part of the vessel. Those which lead forward are called fore-and-aft stays; those which lead to the vessel's side are called backstays. See Illust. of Ship.
To support from sinking; to sustain with strength; to satisfy in part or for the time.
To bear up under; to endure; to support; to resist successfully.
That which serves as a prop; a support.
A section of fore and aft standing rigging
1. A rope or wire running forward or aft from the mast to support it. The headstay is the foremost stay on which the jib is set; a forestay is aft of the headstay and carries a staysail; the backstay offsets the pull of the headstay.
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A large strong rope employed to support the mast on the fore part, by extending from its upper end towards the fore part of the ship as the shrouds are extended to the right and left and behind it.
A support wire that runs from the top of the mast to the stern.
(nautical) brace consisting of a heavy rope or wire cable used as a support for a mast or spar
a trial of endurance; "ride out the storm"
a line/rope used on a sailing vessel to support the mast or boom) Just in case you guys thought I was cheating
a piece of rope or wire that supports the mast forward, to prevent it from falling backwards
A part of the rigging that supports the mast forward or aft (i.e. forestay / backstay).
a rope or wire that supports a mast in fore and aft direction to prevent mast bending; the rope is tied from mast head to deck compare shroud
Rigging running fore (forestay) and aft (backstay) from a mast to the hull.
A strong rope, commonly made of wire, used to support a mast.
Wire, rod or other rigging that runs fore and aft of the mast.
any wire or string to hold the mast up
a fixed, immovable line that secures the masts to the stern or bow of the ship. (See also Shroud.)
A wire that supports the mast in a fore/aft position.
Lines running fore and aft from the top of the mast to keep the mast upright. Also used to carry some sails. The backstay is aft of the mast, and the forestay is forward of the mast.
A line used to support a mast. A stay running forward is called a forestay. A stay running aft is called an aftstay. Stays to the sides are usually shrouds.