a rod or batten, following a yard, gaff, or boom, to which
one edge of a sail is bent.
a rail for guiding the movement
of the hanks of a sail.
a transverse stay
for stiffening a mast having a gaff sail, coming downward and outward from the head of the mast, passing over a spreader at the level of the gaff, then inclining inward to the mast again near the foot.