A continuation of the bowsprit in large ships by means of a spar run out forward to extend the foot of the outer jib and the stay of the fore topgallant mast. It is supported laterally by stays and whiskers and vertically by a martingale stay. Flying jib-boom, a further extension with yet another spar to the end of which the tack of the flying jib was hauled out and the fore royal stay secured. The schooner America lost her flying jib-boom during the historic race in 1851 for the trophy which was later called the America's Cup. For illus.
Subjects: Maritime History.