vang

[ vang ]
/ væŋ /

noun Nautical.

a rope extending from the peak of a gaff to the ship's rail or to a mast, used to steady the gaff.

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Origin of vang

1760–70; <Dutch: device for securing something; compare vanglijn bow rope, equivalent to vang + lijn line
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British Dictionary definitions for vang

vang
/ (væŋ) /

noun nautical

a rope or tackle extended from the boom of a fore-and-aft mainsail to a deck fitting of a vessel when running, in order to keep the boom from riding up
a guy extending from the end of a gaff to the vessel's rail on each side, used for steadying the gaff

Word Origin for vang

C18: from Dutch, from vangen to catch
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