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vang

 (văng)
n. Nautical
1. A set of tackle running from the base of a sailboat's mast to a point partway out on the boom, used to control the curvature of the sail.
2. A rope running from the peak of a gaff to a ship's rail or mast, used to steady the gaff.

[Dutch, a catch, from vangen, to catch; see pag- in Indo-European roots.]

vang

(væŋ)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) 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
2. (Nautical Terms) a guy extending from the end of a gaff to the vessel's rail on each side, used for steadying the gaff
[C18: from Dutch, from vangen to catch]

vang

(væŋ)

n.
a rope extending from the peak of a gaff to the ship's rail or to a mast, used to steady the gaff.
[1760–70; < Dutch: device for securing something; compare vanglijn bow rope =vang + lijn line]
References in classic literature ?
Why d'ye see, Captain Vangs,' says bold Jack, 'I'm as good a helmsman as ever put hand to spoke; but none of us can steer the old lady now.
His claims of ineffective assistance of trial counsel are based on counsels failure to object at trial to the admission of three pieces of evidence: (1) a police officers testimony that repeated statements the victim made to him about the June 2014 assault; (2) Vangs own testimony, elicited on direct examination, about participating in what Vang described as an illegal street race for money; and (3) the States question to Vang, on cross-examination, about his knowledge that a Milwaukee television news channel reported Vangs failure to appear at his 2014 trial date in a local segment called Wisconsins Most Wanted.
USA Today Network-Wisconsin reports Vangs cash bond was set at $10,000.