Preventer

Definition of Preventer

Pre`vent´er
n.1.One who goes before; one who forestalls or anticipates another.
2.One who prevents or obstructs; a hinderer; that which hinders; as, a preventer of evils or of disease.
3.(Naut.) An auxiliary rope to strengthen a mast.
Preventer bolts
(Naut.) fixtures connected with preventers to reënforce other rigging.
Preventer stay
(Naut.) Same as Preventer, 3.
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