bobstay

noun

bob·​stay ˈbäb-ˌstā How to pronounce bobstay (audio)
: a stay to hold a ship's bowsprit down

Word History

Etymology

probably from bob entry 2

First Known Use

1723, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bobstay was in 1723

Dictionary Entries Near bobstay

Cite this Entry

“Bobstay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bobstay. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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