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triatic stay

[trahy-at-ik] /traɪˈæt ɪk/
noun, Nautical
1.
a backstay for the head of a fore-and-aft-rigged topmast, running down to the head of the lower mast next aft.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; perhaps tri- + -ate1 + -ic
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