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mainstay

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From main +‎ stay (rope).

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NounEdit

mainstay (plural mainstays)

  1. A chief support.
    Agriculture is the mainstay of this country’s economy.
  2. (nautical) A stabilising rope from the top of the mainmast to the bottom of the foremast.

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