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preventer

[pri-ven-ter] /prɪˈvɛn tər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that prevents.
2.
Nautical.
  1. any of various lines set up to reinforce or relieve ordinary running or standing rigging.
  2. a line for preventing a sail from jibbing.
Origin of preventer
1580-1590
1580-90; prevent + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for preventer

preventer

/prɪˈvɛntə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that prevents
2.
(nautical) a rope or other piece of gear rigged to prevent a sail from gybing
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