from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A long rod, threaded at both ends, with a nut and washer-plate, or with a fixed head at one end, used to connect two or more parts of a structure or frame or truss and resist tension. In England used as a synonym for ‘through-stay,’ employed in boilers or similar structures exposed to internal pressure, to tie two parallel surfaces together.


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