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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Preventer \Pre*vent"er\, noun

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}, or {Preventer plates} (Naut.), fixtures connected with preventers to re["e]nforce other rigging.

{Preventer stay}. (Naut.) Same as {Preventer}, 3.

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