Definition of Triatic

1. a. A term used in the phrase triatic stay. See under Stay.



Definition of Triatic

1. a rope joining mastheads [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Triatic

triarsanes
triarsine
triarsines
triarticulate
triaryl
triarylamine
triarylamines
triarylphosphine
triarylphosphines
trias
triathlete
triathletes
triathlon
triathlons
triatic (current term)
triatic stay
triatic stays
triatics
triatoma
triatome
triatomes
triatomic
triatominae
triatomine
triatomines
triaxial
triaxial reference system
triaxialities
triaxiality

Literary usage of Triatic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Manual of Yacht and Boat Sailing by Dixon Kemp, Brooke Heckstall-Smith (1900)
"On tho whole, the single standing triatic gives the least trouble and is the safer. There are two ways of fitting a triatic stay to the mastheads ; tho most ..."

2. Seamanship: Comp. from Various Authorities, and Illustrated with Numerous by Stephen Bleecker Luce (1877)
"The triatic-stay consists of three parts—two pendants, and span. ... On board the steam frigates, the triatic-stay leads from the topmast-head. ..."

3. Hunt's Yachting Magazine (1866)
"Both of these writers however forget, seemingly, the main-topmast-stay, which is still more in the way than the triatic-etay, nor do they say what is to be ..."

4. Text-book of Seamanship: The Equipping and Handling of Vessels Under Sail Or by Stephen Bleecker Luce (1884)
"A small strap is seized on each triatic-stay pendant well below the hook. ... The clew-jigger takes the weight of the triatic-stay and leaves enough slack ..."

5. Text-book of Seamanship: The Equipping and Handling of Vessels Under Sail Or by Stephen Bleecker Luce, United States Naval Academy (1898)
"Gunner's-mates look out for main-yard tackle, getting main clew-jigger on main-lift. NOTE. A small strap is seized on each triatic-stay pendant well below ..."

6. In the Niger Country by Harold Bindloss (1898)
"The bos'n, however, was beforehand with them, and reaching aloft, caught at the triatic stay and swung himself up upon it. ..."

7. The Principles of Electric Wave Telegraphy and Telephony by John Ambrose Fleming (1919)
"At a height of :i">o feet they carry a triatic stay to which the aerial wires rise ... The wires are then carried more nearly horizontally by triatic stays ..."

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