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jury-mast (jūr′ē-măst) [L. jurare, to be right, + AS. masc, a stick]
An apparatus for support of the head in diseases of the spine.
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jury-mast An upright bar incorporated into a Plaster of Paris jacket and used as a head support in the treatment of spinal disease.
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After their yacht Ceramco New Zealand was dismasted during the Whitbread Race, Sir Peter Blake and his crew sailed 4,200 miles with a jury rig
. They still managed to finish the race and certainly weren't the last, coming 18th out of 26 yachts.
We lost the mast but managed to make a jury rig
. You never forget something like that but you have to move on with life.
The boat was sailed into Westernport under jury rig
in winds gusting 60 knots after losing its rudder on the delivery voyage.