foreganger

noun
fore·​gang·​er | \ ˈfōrˌgaŋgər, ˈfȯr- \

Definition of foreganger

1 obsolete : one that goes before
2a : a short rope grafted on a harpoon (as of a whaler) to which the longer line is attached
b : a length of rope or chain stouter than the rest of the cable and placed next to an anchor

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History and Etymology for foreganger

fore- + ganger

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“Foreganger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foreganger. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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