triatic stay

[ trahy-at-ik ]
/ traɪˈæt ɪk /

noun Nautical.

a backstay for the head of a fore-and-aft-rigged topmast, running down to the head of the lower mast next aft.

Nearby words

  1. triarylmethane dye,
  2. trias,
  3. triassic,
  4. triathlete,
  5. triathlon,
  6. triatoma,
  7. triatomic,
  8. triaxial,
  9. triazine,
  10. triazoic

Origin of triatic stay

1835–45; perhaps tri- + -ate1 + -ic

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