Funnel stay

(Naut.) one of the ropes or rods steadying a steamer's funnel.
- Knight.

See also: Funnel

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
The wind, which had been freshening, now sang in louder tones as it hummed through the rigging and the funnel stays and bowled over the receiving conductors of the wireless.
The funnel stays with the tray for a few seconds to allow the product to settle, then retracts.