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triatic stay

[trahy-at-ik]
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noun Nautical.
  1. a backstay for the head of a fore-and-aft-rigged topmast, running down to the head of the lower mast next aft.
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Origin of triatic stay

1835–45; perhaps tri- + -ate1 + -ic
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