preventer

preventer
preventer NOUN 1) a person or thing that prevents something. 2) Sailing an extra line rigged to support a piece of rigging or to prevent the boom from gybing.

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  • Preventer — Pre*vent er, n. 1. One who goes before; one who forestalls or anticipates another. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. One who prevents or obstructs; a hinderer; that which hinders; as, a preventer of evils or of disease. [1913 Webster] 3. (Naut.) An …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Preventer — A preventer, or jibe guard, is a mechanical device on a sailing vessel which limits the boom s ability to swing dangerously across the boat during an accidental jibe. The uncontrolled jibe (or gybe ) is feared by all sensible yachtsmen. The heavy …   Wikipedia

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  • preventer — ntə(r) noun ( s) : one that prevents: as a. : one that forestalls or anticipates another b. : preventive c. : an auxiliary rope …   Useful english dictionary

  • Preventer bolts — Preventer Pre*vent er, n. 1. One who goes before; one who forestalls or anticipates another. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. One who prevents or obstructs; a hinderer; that which hinders; as, a preventer of evils or of disease. [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Preventer plates — Preventer Pre*vent er, n. 1. One who goes before; one who forestalls or anticipates another. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. One who prevents or obstructs; a hinderer; that which hinders; as, a preventer of evils or of disease. [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Preventer stay — Preventer Pre*vent er, n. 1. One who goes before; one who forestalls or anticipates another. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. One who prevents or obstructs; a hinderer; that which hinders; as, a preventer of evils or of disease. [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • preventer — noun see prevent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • preventer — /pri ven teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that prevents. 2. Naut. a. any of various lines set up to reinforce or relieve ordinary running or standing rigging. b. a line for preventing a sail from jibbing. [1580 90; PREVENT + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

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