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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Preventer \Pre*vent"er\, n. 1. One who goes before; one who forestalls or anticipates another. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. One who prevents or obstructs; a hinderer; that which hinders; as, a preventer of evils or of disease. [1913 Webster] 3. (Naut.) An auxiliary rope to strengthen a mast. [1913 Webster] Preventer bolts, or Preventer plates (Naut.), fixtures connected with preventers to re["e]nforce other rigging. Preventer stay. (Naut.) Same as Preventer, 3. [1913 Webster]