- (obsolete) A support or supporter; a stay; a prop.
- If a vine be to climb trees that are of any great height, there would be stays and appuies set to it.
- (horse-riding) The mutual bearing or support of the hand of the rider and the mouth of the horse through the bit and bridle.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.