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Words nearby backstay
Definition for backstay (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for backstay
Setting every shroud and backstay singing shanties to the stars?
It is kept steady by a backstay on each side of the foretopmast-stay.
But Ulysses lashed the keel to the mast with the backstay, and on these he sat, borne by the winds across the sea.Stories of the Old world|Alfred John Church
I felt at times willing to quit my feeble hold of a backstay or shroud, and seek repose by diving into the briny billows beneath.Jack in the Forecastle|John Sherburne Sleeper
He kept his clutch on the backstay with the dizzy notion that this saved him from clutching some one's throat.The Skipper and the Skipped|Holman Day