fore·​stay ˈfȯr-ˌstā How to pronounce forestay (audio)
: a stay from the foremast to the foredeck or bow of a ship

Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of forestay was in the 13th century

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“Forestay.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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