Definitions for "Backstay"
Keywords:  mast, aft, stern, rigged, masthead
A rope or stay extending from the masthead to the side of a ship, slanting a little aft, to assist the shrouds in supporting the mast.
Part of the standing rigging, a line or cable used to reinforce the mast by connecting the top of the mast to the stern of a vessel.
A stay (line or cable) used to support the mast. The backstay runs from the masthead to the stern and helps keep the mast from falling forward.
Keywords:  oarlock, rigger, gunnel, rower, brace
The part of a rigger that goes from the top of the oarlock to the gunnel of the shell. Helps brace the rigger and connect it to the hull.
the portion of the rigger that runs from the oarlock toward the bow. It connects to the shell near the feet of the rower immediately behind.
1). What unsteady folks should do in heavy weather. 2). The last thing to grab as your falling overboard.
Keywords:  barometer, ballast
Ballast Barometer
A backstrip is a strip of leather at the back of a shoe that is used for reinforcement. It also sometimes used to connect the quarters of the shoe.
Keywords:  motion, forward, excessive, strap, rope
A rope or strap used to prevent excessive forward motion.