How did a "guy wire" get its name?

  1. Wayne Brown profile image82
    Wayne Brownposted 7 years ago

    How did a "guy wire" get its name?

  2. Beege215e profile image66
    Beege215eposted 7 years ago

    On the old sailing ships the "guy" was simply a term used instead of rope or wire.  The guy wire is a tension rope or wire used to hold the mast or mainsail in place.
    Now we use it to identify the tension wires that support a telphone pole or antenna or tall structures. Guy wires are usually place near the middle or top of the antenna in groups of three and used at a particular angle to add the proper tension to keep it balanced and upright.

 
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