foreyard


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fore·yard

 (fôr′yärd′)
n. Nautical
The lowest yard on a foremast.

foreyard

(ˈfɔːˌjɑːd)
n
(Nautical Terms) nautical a yard for supporting the foresail of a square-rigger
References in classic literature ?
We had been driven far south - much farther that way than we had meant to go; and suddenly, up there in the slings of the foreyard, in the midst of our work, I felt my shoulder gripped with such force in the carpenter's powerful paw that I positively yelled with unexpected pain.
Very placidly, and as if lost in thought, he insisted on having the foreyard squared.
The foreyards ran round with a great noise, amidst cheery cries.