from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. a tackle applied from above half-mast down when the mast requires support, as the belly-guy is applied from below. See belly-guy.
  • n. A plate on a locomotive which goes under the belly of the boiler, acting as a support for the latter and binding the frame-plates together. When the locomotive has inside cylinders the belly-stay also carries the cross-head guides.


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