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The bobstay of the bowsprit was smashed by coming in contact with a mass of floating ice.The Romance of Polar Exploration|G. Firth Scott
The principal weak spot in the rigging of a boat that is to be driven in heavy water is the bobstay.
The kingpin of the whole structure erected above the deck of a yacht is the bobstay.
Bobstay—A rope generally of wire extending from the end of the bowsprit to the stem to hold the spar down.On Yacht Sailing|Thomas Fleming Day
This, with the carrying away of the bobstay, necessitated the taking out of the mast now.The Rival Campers Afloat|Ruel Perley Smith