bobstay

noun
bob·​stay | \ ˈbäb-ˌstā How to pronounce bobstay (audio) \

Definition of bobstay

: a stay to hold a ship's bowsprit down

First Known Use of bobstay

1723, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bobstay

probably from bob entry 2

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“Bobstay.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bobstay. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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