Jury mast

Jury mast
Jury mast Ju"ry mast (a) A temporary mast, in place of one that has been carried away, or broken. (b) (Med.) An apparatus to support the trunk and head in spinal disease. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • jury mast — ju̇(ə)r ē .mast n a device for supporting the head in cases of deterioration of the cervical spine (as in Pott s disease) that consists of a rod one end of which is secured to the back of the body and the other extended above the head to form a… …   Medical dictionary

  • jury mast — noun a temporary mast to replace one that has broken off • Hypernyms: ↑mast * * * jury mast, a temporary mast replacing one that has been broken or carried away …   Useful english dictionary

  • jury mast — (Nautical) temporary mast that is placed to replace a mast that has broken off …   English contemporary dictionary

  • jury mast — /ˈdʒʊəri mast/ (say joouhree mahst), /ˈdʒuri/ (say joohree) noun a temporary mast replacing one that has been broken or carried away. {see jury2} …   Australian English dictionary

  • jury-mast — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jury mast knot — Three variations of the Jury mast knot Names Jury mast knot, Masthead knot, Pitcher Knot, Jury masthead Category …   Wikipedia

  • jury- — /joo ri / (nautical) combining form Indicating makeshift ORIGIN: Perh OFr ajurie aid, from L adjūtāre to aid • • • juˈrymast noun A temporary mast raised instead of one lost juˈry rig noun A temporary, makeshift rig juˈry rigged adjective Rigged… …   Useful english dictionary

  • jury — jury1 [joor′ē] n. pl. juries [ME jure < Anglo Fr juree < OFr, oath, judicial inquest < ML jurata, a jury, properly fem. pp. of L jurare, to take an oath, swear < jus (gen. juris), law < IE * yewos, fixed rule > OIr huisse, just] …   English World dictionary

  • Jury rig — Not to be confused with Jury tampering. Jury rigging refers to makeshift repairs or temporary contrivances, made with only the tools and materials that happen to be on hand. Originally a nautical term, on sailing ships a jury rig is a replacement …   Wikipedia

  • jury — jury1 juryless, adj. /joor ee/, n., pl. juries., v., juried, jurying. n. 1. a group of persons sworn to render a verdict or true answer on a question or questions officially submitted to them. 2. such a group selected according to law and sworn… …   Universalium

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