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guy

a rope, chain, wire, etc., for anchoring an object, such as a radio mast, in position or for steadying or guiding it while being hoisted or lowered

Guy

Buddy, real name George Guy. born 1936, US blues singer and guitarist
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Guy

 

(Russian, leer; from Dutch leier), a rope on a ship used to set fore-and-aft sails, guard deck openings, guard open decks where there are no protective coamings or bulwarks, or suspend hoses while transferring liquid fuel when under way. On modern ships the permanent or movable guard rails consist of metal stanchions at least 1 m high with holes through which two or three guys (manropes) are passed.

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(engineering)
A rope or wire securing a pole, derrick, or similar temporary structure in a vertical position.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

guy

A supporting rope, cable, or wire which is anchored at one end and tied to an object or structure in order to stabilize it.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The profusion of guy ropes and its dome construction mean this tent will stand up to most weather the lowlands can throw at it, although it might not stand up to a hammering in the highlands.
Once you have firmed the soil around the rootball, you may find it necessary to stake or tie the tree with guy ropes to prevent the wind blowing it about and tearing any new roots.
The sturdy powder-coated steel frame, guy ropes and pegs will keep it securely in place, and the pointed roof allows rain to run off.
In 1786, Ralph Heron was killed while helping Vincent Lunardi, the Daredevil Aeronaut, to raise a balloon on the Town Moor; he became entangled in the guy ropes and fell 200ft to his death.
DARLINGTON?BASED Stone Technical Services' steeplejacks' division has secured a number of new contracts totalling around PS50,000 for the company The firm has carried out a full repaint of two 20-metre high chimney stacks at Copella Fruit Juices, for Walker Snack Foods in Boxford, Surrey, and has replaced all the guy ropes used for stabilisation during inclement weather.
The ice was a major problem and it formed on the guy ropes and brought the 1,265-foot tower crashing down.
Includes tent pegs, guy ropes and carry bag and comes complete with mozzie nets, ventilation windows and large entrance door.
The tents are not your traditional DIY efforts, with tent pegs, poles and guy ropes. Each is wooden framed, covered in canvas and has three bedrooms.
Stabilise the two ends by making four string guy ropes and attach two to each apex of the frame, then fix into the ground using tent pegs.