dolphin striker

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dolphin striker
 
n
nautical martingale boom, Also called: martingale a short vertical strut between the bowsprit and a rope or cable (martingale) from the end of the jib boom to the stem or bows, used for maintaining tension and preventing upward movement of the jib boom

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dolphin striker

noun
spar under the bowsprit of a sailboat 
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