a beam held by stays to the exterior of a masonry wall, as that of a furnace or boiler, to keep the adjacent areas of the wall from being forced outward.

Nearby words

  1. bucksaw,
  2. buckshee,
  3. buckshot,
  4. buckskin,
  5. buckskins,
  6. bucktail,
  7. buckthorn,
  8. buckthorn family,
  9. bucktooth,
  10. buckwheat

Origin of buckstay

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