from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. A term used in the phrase triatic stay. See under stay.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Forming three angles: only in the phrase triatic stay. See stay.
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Flying splinters had cut through many of the wire shrouds supporting them, and when finally the triatic stay joining the heads of the two masts was severed they had started to whip so violently that all the main aerials parted and the ship's wireless link with the Commodore was cut.
The triatic stay linking the two masts had been cut by blast or splinters and the heavy wire had fallen across the starboard aircraft.
It is called the "triatic stay," and Loughran was climbing to it.
Then out against the glooming sky was limned the swaying form, working its way along the triatic stay hand over hand, in an effort to reach the mainmast.
We now once more filled upon the schooner, and this time closed the bigger ship to leeward within less than a cable's length, when we once more hove-to, on the same tack as our neighbour, and a powerful tackle was then got up on our lower yard-arm, and another on the triatic-stay.