Triatic
Triatic \Tri*at"ic\, a. (Naut.) A term used in the phrase {triatic stay}. See under {Stay}. [1913 Webster]

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  • triatic — tri·at·ic …   English syllables

  • triatic — …   Useful english dictionary

  • triatic stay — [trī at′ik] n. [< ?] Naut. 1. a rope or stay secured to the heads of the foremast and mainmast, to which hoisting tackles can be attached 2. a wire running from the foremast to the mainmast …   English World dictionary

  • Triatic stay — Stay Stay (st[=a]), n. [AS. st[ae]g, akin to D., G., Icel., Sw., & Dan. stag; cf. OF. estai, F. [ e]tai, of Teutonic origin.] (Naut.) A large, strong rope, employed to support a mast, by being extended from the head of one mast down to some other …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • triatic stay — (ˈ)trī|ad.ik noun Etymology: triatic probably from tri + ate + ic : jumper stay * * * /truy at ik/, Naut. a backstay for the head of a fore and aft rigged topmast, running down to the head of the lower mast next aft. [1835 45; perh. TRI + ATE1 +… …   Useful english dictionary

  • triatic stay — /truy at ik/, Naut. a backstay for the head of a fore and aft rigged topmast, running down to the head of the lower mast next aft. [1835 45; perh. TRI + ATE1 + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • triatic stay — noun A stay connecting the mastheads of a multi masted rig such as a schooner or ketch …   Wiktionary

  • triatic stay — /traɪˌætɪk ˈsteɪ/ (say truy.atik stay) noun a wire rope fitted horizontally between the tops of the masts in schooners, or from the foremast to the funnel in power driven ships. {origin uncertain} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Hove in stays — Stay Stay (st[=a]), n. [AS. st[ae]g, akin to D., G., Icel., Sw., & Dan. stag; cf. OF. estai, F. [ e]tai, of Teutonic origin.] (Naut.) A large, strong rope, employed to support a mast, by being extended from the head of one mast down to some other …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • In stays — Stay Stay (st[=a]), n. [AS. st[ae]g, akin to D., G., Icel., Sw., & Dan. stag; cf. OF. estai, F. [ e]tai, of Teutonic origin.] (Naut.) A large, strong rope, employed to support a mast, by being extended from the head of one mast down to some other …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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