preventer

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Etymology[edit]

prevent +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

preventer (plural preventers)

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  1. One who, or that which, prevents.
  2. (nautical) An arrangement, made with ropes and blocks, that prevents the boom of a sailing boat from performing a jibe.
  3. (nautical) Any of various lines set up to reinforce or relieve ordinary running or standing rigging.

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