foreganger

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

Definition of foreganger

  1. 1 obsolete :  one that goes before

  2. 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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Origin and Etymology of foreganger

fore- + ganger


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