The jackstay is a line running fore and aft and usually on both sides of the vessel which sailors clip their safety harness to. The "Jack" part refers to the nickname given to British sailors who were known as "Jack Tars" and so jackstay means to keep Jack onboard.
By SailingQuiz November 2019 Category: Sailing Terms
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