foreguy

noun

fore·​guy ˈfȯr-ˌgī How to pronounce foreguy (audio)
plural foreguys
sailing
: a guy rope that is attached to the pole of a spinnaker and is chiefly used to keep the pole in place : a downhaul attached to a spinnaker
Set the pole on the windward side, secure the pole lift and foreguy, and drop the afterguy through the jaws in the end of the pole.Robby Robinson, The International Marine Book of Sailing, 2009
You'll need a topping lift to raise the outboard end of the pole to the correct height, and a downhaul, or foreguy, to pull the pole down and forward.Sailing Magazine, September 2011

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“Foreguy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foreguy. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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