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A form of temporary derrick used on board ship which consists of three spars with their heels splayed out and their heads lashed together to form a tripod. A gyn can lift heavier weights than sheer legs but can be used only for a straight lift and cannot be traversed as can sheer legs.

Subjects: Maritime History.

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