Preventer stay
Preventer Pre*vent"er, n. 1. One who goes before; one who forestalls or anticipates another. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. One who prevents or obstructs; a hinderer; that which hinders; as, a preventer of evils or of disease. [1913 Webster]

3. (Naut.) An auxiliary rope to strengthen a mast. [1913 Webster]

{Preventer bolts}, or {Preventer plates} (Naut.), fixtures connected with preventers to re["e]nforce other rigging.

{Preventer stay}. (Naut.) Same as {Preventer}, 3. [1913 Webster]


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  • Preventer — Pre*vent er, n. 1. One who goes before; one who forestalls or anticipates another. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. One who prevents or obstructs; a hinderer; that which hinders; as, a preventer of evils or of disease. [1913 Webster] 3. (Naut.) An …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Preventer bolts — Preventer Pre*vent er, n. 1. One who goes before; one who forestalls or anticipates another. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. One who prevents or obstructs; a hinderer; that which hinders; as, a preventer of evils or of disease. [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Preventer plates — Preventer Pre*vent er, n. 1. One who goes before; one who forestalls or anticipates another. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. One who prevents or obstructs; a hinderer; that which hinders; as, a preventer of evils or of disease. [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • preventer — ntə(r) noun ( s) : one that prevents: as a. : one that forestalls or anticipates another b. : preventive c. : an auxiliary rope …   Useful english dictionary

  • preventer — /prəˈvɛntə/ (say pruh ventuh) noun 1. someone or something that prevents. 2. Nautical a supplementary rope or stay, supporting a mast …   Australian English dictionary

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