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Definitions of Jackstay

  1. A rail of wood or iron stretching along a yard of a vessel, to which the sails are fastened. Webster Dictionary DB

Usage examples for Jackstay

  1. I put my left arm round the Ordinary's body- getting hold of the jackstay on the other side. – The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson
  2. At his touch, as though by magic, the young fellow calmed down, and Stubbins- reaching round him- grasped the jackstay on the other side. – The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson
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