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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Jackstay  \Jack"stay`\,  n.  (Naut.) 
  A  rail  of  wood  or  iron  stretching  along  a  yard  of  a  vessel, 
  to  which  the  sails  are  fastened.