baksteies (1353-54)

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baksteies (1353-54)


[ FEW: ; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  backstay n.; MED:  bak n. (backstai); DMLBS: ]
baksteys,  baksteyes,  bakstiez,  bakstyes  


1ship.long ropes which help support the masts under a press of sail, and which run from the mast to a point astern of it
( 1353-54 )  Item .ij. couple heuedrop, .j. couple baksteyes, .j. stertrop, .j. rak ové l'appareil qui furent d'un bayoneys  ii 12
( 1373 )  cestassavoir ou un mast ové .iij. topcastell, ové .viij. couple hedrop novelez, .iij. forstiez et .ij. couple bakstiez [...] .j. mast, .iij. couples hedrops, .j. forsteye, .j. coupl’ baksteys  iii 27
( 1409-11 )  un bowespret ové .ij. polyves, un rakke ové .ij. sustres, un trusparaill ové .ij. sustres, .iij. forstyes, .iiij. bakstyes [...]  ii 100
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