Pre*vent"er (?), n.

1.

One who goes before; one who forestalls or anticipates another.

[Obs.]

Bacon.

2.

One who prevents or obstructs; a hinderer; that which hinders; as, a preventer of evils or of disease.

3. Naut.

An auxiliary rope to strengthen a mast.

Preventer bolts, ∨ Preventer plates Naut., fixtures connected with preventers to reenforce other rigging. -- Preventer stay. Naut. Same as Preventer, 3.

 

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