backstay


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a stay that supports the back of something

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Structural steel: All kinds of structural steel buildings, pipe racks, equipment support structures, duct work, backstays, chimneys and stacks according to AISC manual for steel construction;
Ere the cry could go aft Steelkilt was shaking one of the backstays leading far aloft to where two of his comrades were standing their mastheads.
Colin explains: "One of the main ropes holding a ship's mast is called a backstay.
A spokeswoman for Beaumaris RNLI said the yacht, with just the owner on board, lost its mast when the backstay broke.
Steel forestay cables, connected close to the canopy's outer lip, transfer the weight to steel masts, from where backstay cables in turn transfer the load to the ground outside.
The opening dialogue between two members of the crew, Bill Martens and Jem Backstay, establishes the problem: "a fine ship and a valuable cargo to get home safe to old h'England with a short crew, and a lot o' murderin,' blood-suckin' pirates all over the h'Indian seas" (9).
It's got the comfort and durability to handle all kinds of terrain, including features like mold-to-your-feet superfoam padding, high-ride compression-molded EVA sidewalls, a Vibram Octogrip outsole, a wraparound wishbone backstay, and an air-cushion midsole.
A rig was designed to be self-supporting with no backstay in up to 18 knots.
Once the backstay was free, I released the inner forestay, and forestay.
The spilt backstay is handily adjusted from the helm, which can be a tiller, or a set of lovely balanced composite wheels from Danish firm, Jefa.