(?), n. 1. One who goes before; one who forestalls or anticipates another. [Obs.] Bacon.
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2. One who prevents or obstructs; a hinderer; that which hinders; as, a preventer of evils or of disease.
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3. (Naut.) An auxiliary rope to strengthen a mast.
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Preventer bolts, or Preventer plates (Naut.), fixtures connected with preventers to renforce other rigging. -- Preventer stay. (Naut.) Same as Preventer, 3.
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