Definitions for "Bobstay"
A rope or chain to confine the bowsprit of a ship downward to the stem or cutwater; -- usually in the pl.
A wire stay from the end of a bowsprit to a boat's stem near the waterline, used to counteract the upward pull exerted by the forestay
Standing rigging from bowsprit to very point of stem, underneath bowsprit.
Keywords:  pooped, gaff
Gaff Pooped