bobstay in English

noun
1
a rope used to hold down the bowsprit of a ship against the upward pull of the forestay.
I hung over the side of the pulpit and saw that the bobstay chain was shackled to the end cap on the bowsprit, so I hunted up a wrench and another shackle.

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1. 5 Bowsprit Blocks Side view of the bowsprit: Shows the Fore Mast stay block, and the bobstay blocks.