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bobstay

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History — Warfare and Defence.

A chain or heavy wire rigging running from the end of the bowsprit to the ship's stem or cutwater. Particularly heavy rigging was required in this position since the fore-topmast in sailing...

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stem

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History — Warfare and Defence.

1 The foremost timber or steel member forming the bow of a vessel joined at the bottom to the keel either by scarfing, in the case of wood, or riveting or welding in the case...

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