noun (1)

Definition of foreyard

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a yard in front


noun (2)
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Definition of foreyard (Entry 2 of 2)

: the lowest yard on a foremast

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History and Etymology for foreyard

Noun (1)

Middle English foryerd, foreyerd, from for-, fore- fore- + yerd yard (enclosure)

Noun (2)

fore- entry 3 + yard (spar)

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“Foreyard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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