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A stay extending forward and down from the foremost mast to the deck or bowsprit of a sailing vessel.
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(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
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the lowermost stay of a foremast.
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|Noun||1.||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
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n (Naut) → Fockstag nt
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