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martingale

  

      n  
1    a strap from the reins to the girth of a horse preventing it from carrying its head too high  
2    any gambling system in which the stakes are raised, usually doubled, after each loss  
3      (Also called)    martingale boom     (Nautical)  
a    a chain or cable running from a jib boom to the dolphin striker, serving to counteract strain  
b       another term for       dolphin striker  
     (C16: from French, of uncertain origin)  
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dolphin striker  
      n     (Nautical)   a short vertical strut between the bowsprit and a rope or cable (martingale) from the end of the jib boom to the stem or bows, used for maintaining tension and preventing upward movement of the jib boom,   (Also called)    martingale boom, martingale         


martingale         
      n  
1    a strap from the reins to the girth of a horse preventing it from carrying its head too high  
2    any gambling system in which the stakes are raised, usually doubled, after each loss  
3      (Also called)    martingale boom     (Nautical)  
a    a chain or cable running from a jib boom to the dolphin striker, serving to counteract strain  
b       another term for       dolphin striker  
     (C16: from French, of uncertain origin)  

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