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Astay
Astay A*stay", adv. (Naut.) An anchor is said to be astay, when, in heaving it, an acute angle is formed between the cable and the surface of the water.
Backstay
Backstay Back"stay`, n. [Back, a. orn.+ stay.] 1. (Naut.) 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. [ Often used in the plural.] 2. A rope or strap used to prevent excessive forward motion.
Bobstay
Bobstay Bob"stay`, n. [Bob + stay.] (Naut.) A rope or chain to confine the bowsprit of a ship downward to the stem or cutwater; -- usually in the pl.
Forestay
Forestay Fore"stay`, n. (Naut.) A large, strong rope, reaching from the foremast head to the bowsprit, to support the mast. See Illust. under Ship.
Jackstay
Jackstay Jack"stay`, n. (Naut.) A rail of wood or iron stretching along a yard of a vessel, to which the sails are fastened.
Mainstay
Mainstay Main"stay`, n. 1. (Naut.) The stay extending from the foot of the foremast to the maintop. 2. Main support; principal dependence. The great mainstay of the Church. --Buckle.
Misstayed
Misstayed Mis*stayed", a. (Naut.) Having missed stays; -- said of a ship.
Overstay
Overstay O`ver*stay", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overstayedor Overstaid; p. pr. & vb. n. Overstaying.] To stay beyond the time or the limits of; as, to overstay the appointed time. --Bp. Hall.
Overstayed
Overstay O`ver*stay", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overstayedor Overstaid; p. pr. & vb. n. Overstaying.] To stay beyond the time or the limits of; as, to overstay the appointed time. --Bp. Hall.
Overstaying
Overstay O`ver*stay", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overstayedor Overstaid; p. pr. & vb. n. Overstaying.] To stay beyond the time or the limits of; as, to overstay the appointed time. --Bp. Hall.
Preventer stay
Preventer Pre*vent"er, n. 1. One who goes before; one who forestalls or anticipates another. [Obs.] --Bacon. 2. One who prevents or obstructs; a hinderer; that which hinders; as, a preventer of evils or of disease. 3. (Naut.) An auxiliary rope to strengthen a mast. Preventer bolts, or Preventer plates (Naut.), fixtures connected with preventers to re["e]nforce other rigging. Preventer stay. (Naut.) Same as Preventer, 3.
Shifting backstays
Shifting Shift"ing, a. 1. Changing in place, position, or direction; varying; variable; fickle; as, shifting winds; shifting opinions or principles. 2. Adapted or used for shifting anything. Shifting backstays (Naut.), temporary stays that have to be let go whenever the vessel tacks or jibes. Shifting ballast, ballast which may be moved from one side of a vessel to another as safety requires. Shifting center. See Metacenter. Shifting locomotive. See Switching engine, under Switch.
Slack in stays
Slack Slack, a. [Compar. Slacker; superl. Slackest.] [OE. slak, AS. sleac; akin to OS. slak, OHG. slah, Prov. G. schlack, Icel. slakr, Sw. slak; cf. Skr. s[.r]j to let loose, to throw. Cf. Slake.] Lax; not tense; not hard drawn; not firmly extended; as, a slack rope. 2. Weak; not holding fast; as, a slack hand. --Milton. 3. Remiss; backward; not using due diligence or care; not earnest or eager; as, slack in duty or service. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness. --2 Pet. iii. 9. 4. Not violent, rapid, or pressing; slow; moderate; easy; as, business is slack. ``With slack pace.' --Chaucer. C?sar . . . about sunset, hoisting sail with a slack southwest, at midnight was becalmed. --Milton. Slack in stays (Naut.), slow in going about, as a ship. Slack water, the time when the tide runs slowly, or the water is at rest; or the interval between the flux and reflux of the tide. Slack-water navigation, navigation in a stream the depth of which has been increased, and the current diminished, by a dam or dams. Syn: Loose; relaxed; weak; remiss; backward; abated; diminished; inactive; slow; tardy; dull.
Spring stay
Spring lock, a lock that fastens with a spring. Spring mattress, a spring bed. Spring of an arch (Arch.) See Springing line of an arch, under Springing. Spring of pork, the lower part of a fore quarter, which is divided from the neck, and has the leg and foot without the shoulder. [Obs.] --Nares. Sir, pray hand the spring of pork to me. --Gayton. Spring pin (Locomotive Engines), an iron rod fitted between the springs and the axle boxes, to sustain and regulate the pressure on the axles. Spring rye, a kind of rye sown in the spring; -- in distinction from winter rye, sown in autumn. Spring stay (Naut.), a preventer stay, to assist the regular one. --R. H. Dana, Jr. Spring tide, the tide which happens at, or soon after, the new and the full moon, and which rises higher than common tides. See Tide. Spring wagon, a wagon in which springs are interposed between the body and the axles to form elastic supports. Spring wheat, any kind of wheat sown in the spring; -- in distinction from winter wheat, which is sown in autumn.
Stayed
Stayed Stayed, a. Staid; fixed; settled; sober; -- now written staid. See Staid. --Bacon. Pope.
Stayedly
Stayedly Stayed"ly, adv. Staidly. See Staidly. [R.]
Stayedness
Stayedness Stayed"ness, n. 1. Staidness. [Archaic] --W. Whately. 2. Solidity; weight. [R.] --Camden.
Stayer
Stayer Stay"er, n. One who upholds or supports that which props; one who, or that which, stays, stops, or restrains; also, colloquially, a horse, man, etc., that has endurance, an a race.
Staylace
Staylace Stay"lace`, n. A lace for fastening stays.
Stayless
Stayless Stay"less, a. Without stop or delay. --Mir. for Mag.
Staymaker
Staymaker Stay"mak`er, n. One whose occupation is to make stays.
Staynil
Staynil Stay"nil, n. (Zo["o]l.) The European starling. [Prov. Eng.]
Staysail
Staysail Stay"sail`, n. (Naut.) Any sail extended on a stay.
Stayship
Stayship Stay"ship`, n. (Zo["o]l.) A remora, -- fabled to stop ships by attaching itself to them.
To miss stays
Miss Miss, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Missed; p. pr. & vb. n. Missing.] [AS. missan; akin to D. & G. missen, OHG. missan, Icel. missa, Sw. mista, Dan. miste. [root]100. See Mis-, pref.] 1. To fail of hitting, reaching, getting, finding, seeing, hearing, etc.; as, to miss the mark one shoots at; to miss the train by being late; to miss opportunites of getting knowledge; to miss the point or meaning of something said. When a man misses his great end, happiness, he will acknowledge he judged not right. --Locke. 2. To omit; to fail to have or to do; to get without; to dispense with; -- now seldom applied to persons. She would never miss, one day, A walk so fine, a sight so gay. --Prior. We cannot miss him; he does make our fire, Fetch in our wood. --Shak. 3. To discover the absence or omission of; to feel the want of; to mourn the loss of; to want. --Shak. Neither missed we anything . . . Nothing was missed of all that pertained unto him. --1 Sam. xxv. 15, 21. What by me thou hast lost, thou least shalt miss. --Milton. To miss stays. (Naut.) See under Stay.
Upstay
Upstay Up*stay", v. t. To sustain; to support. [Obs.] ``His massy spear upstayed.' --Milton.

Meaning of Stay from wikipedia

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