jockey pole

/ˈdʒɒki poʊl/ (say 'jokee pohl)

a small pole on a sailing ship, used to hold out a jib on a square run when sails are wing-and-wing, or to bear out a line controlling the spinnaker boom.
Also, whisker pole.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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