(pron. and sometimes written, timonoggy), originally a rope stretched taut between different parts of a square-rigger to prevent one of the tacks or braces from fouling some projection. This applied especially to the fore-sheets and tacks fouling the stocks of the anchors when tacking. Later, it was a rope made fast in the mizzen rigging with a thimble in the end through which passed the hauling part of the main brace. The object was still to prevent fouling, particularly of the boat davits.
Subjects: Maritime History.