headstay

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headstay

(ˈhɛdˌsteɪ)
n
(Nautical Terms) nautical a rope or wire support from mast to bow on a boat

head•stay

(ˈhɛdˌsteɪ)

n.
(on a sailing vessel) a stay leading forward from the head of the foremost mast to the stem head or the end of the bowsprit.
[1955–60; head + stay3]
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I clipped a lot of those jib snaps onto headstays of all sizes long before anyone dreamed up roller furling let alone headstay foils.