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bobstay

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Noun
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bob=stay

CIDE DICTIONARY

bobstayn. [Bob + stay.].
     A rope or chain to confine the bowsprit of a ship downward to the stem or cutwater; -- usually in the pl.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

bobstay, n. the chain or rope holding down a ship's bowsprit.

Etymology
prob. BOB(1) + STAY(2)

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