stay hole

noun

Definition of stay hole

: an opening in a staysail through which passes one of the hanks joining the sail to the stay

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“Stay hole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stay%20hole. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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