dolphin striker

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dolphin striker

n.
A small vertical spar under the bowsprit of a sailboat that extends and helps support the martingale.

dolphin striker

n
(Nautical Terms) nautical a short vertical strut between the bowsprit and a rope or cable (martingale) from the end of the jib boom to the stem or bows, used for maintaining tension and preventing upward movement of the jib boom. Also called: martingale boom or martingale
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Noun1.dolphin striker - spar under the bowsprit of a sailboatdolphin striker - spar under the bowsprit of a sailboat
spar - a stout rounded pole of wood or metal used to support rigging
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