forestay


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fore·stay

 (fôr′stā′)
n. Nautical
A stay extending forward and down from the foremost mast to the deck or bowsprit of a sailing vessel.

forestay

(ˈfɔːˌsteɪ)
n
(Nautical Terms) nautical an adjustable stay leading from the truck of the foremast to the deck, stem, or bowsprit, for controlling the motion or bending of the mast

fore•stay

(ˈfɔrˌsteɪ, ˈfoʊr-)

n.
the lowermost stay of a foremast.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.forestay - an adjustable stay from the foremast to the deck or bowsprit; controls the bending of the mast
mainstay - the forestay that braces the mainmast
stay - (nautical) brace consisting of a heavy rope or wire cable used as a support for a mast or spar
Translations

forestay

n (Naut) → Fockstag nt

forestay

[ˈfɔːˌsteɪ] n (Naut) → strallo di trinchetto
References in classic literature ?
When they had come inside the harbour they furled the sails and laid them in the ship's hold; they slackened the forestays, lowered the mast into its place, and rowed the ship to the place where they would have her lie; there they cast out their mooring-stones and made fast the hawsers.
First they unfastened the sheets and let down the sail and lowered the mast by the forestays upon the mast- rest.
She shredded her forestay just after the start of the 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart and retired.
Marcel Duchamp and the Forestay Waterfall, 2011; NaM, Sung-Taeg, "Le Corbusier et la salle de bains 'ouverte'", op.
Marcel Duchamp and the Forestay Waterfall (Zurich: JRP Ringier, 2010); the Herne Bay celebrations were announced online, see: http://bayguide.
While raising mast, front pin on forestay - wire from top of mast that secures it to bow of boat - falls to ground.
This need is evident in Northern Ontario which has many manufacturing, fabrication, service, transportation and wholesale distribution focused companies in industnes such as mining, forestay, construction, health care and engineering.
The meeting of Board of Directors of PARB was chaired by Malik Ahmad Ali Aulakh, the Minister for Agriculture Punjab, Shah Jahan Bhatti, Member Punjab Assembly, Arif Nadeem, Secretary Agriculture Punjab, representative of the Finance Department, Planning and Development Department, Forestay, Livestock, Fisheries and Tourism Department and other members of board of directors of PARB were also present in the meeting.
2 wrapped around the forestay this morning just as we were hoisting the antiwrap.
The smallest boat in the fleet, Graham Jackson's 31ft Grasshopper, has also withdrawn, with a broken forestay.
Jim: Inner jib, forestay sail, fore fisherman, mainstay, missenstay, and mizzen.
Steel forestay cables, connected close to the canopy's outer lip, transfer the weight to steel masts, from where backstay cables in turn transfer the load to the ground outside.