forestay

noun
fore·​stay | \ ˈfȯr-ˌstā How to pronounce forestay (audio) \

Definition of forestay

: a stay from the foremast to the foredeck or bow of a ship

First Known Use of forestay

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Forestay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/forestay. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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