sail burton


: a top burton with a tail block seized to the lower hook and the hauling part rove through this tail block and thence through a snatch block on deck so that the lead of the hauling part serves to guy a sail clear and keep it from twisting when bending sails

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“Sail burton.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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