Definition of Forestays

1. Noun. (plural of forestay) ¹



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Definition of Forestays

1. forestay [n] - See also: forestay

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Forestays

forestallable
forestalled
forestaller
forestallers
forestalling
forestallingly
forestallment
forestallments
forestalls
forestals
forestart
forestation
forestations
forestaves
forestay
forestays (current term)
forestaysail
forestaysails
foreste
forested
forested areas or land
forester
foresters
forestes
forestial
forestick
foresticks
forestier's disease
forestiera
foresting

Literary usage of Forestays

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1. Sailing Ships and Their Story: The Story of Their Development from the by Edward Keble Chatterton (1915)
"500 BC lowered it lay aft in a rest, being raised and lowered by means of the forestays, like the custom of the Thames barge and the Norfolk wherry-man. ..."

2. Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal (1852)
"And it will be necessary, therefore, in order to work with ease in going about, that the mast should be stayed forward by two forestays to ..."

3. A manual for naval cadets by John McNeill Boyd (1857)
"When the forestays are " up," these are attached to them by " stirrups." The stage is made of two spars, their heels secured on the head rails, ..."

4. Naval Architecture: A Treatise on Ship-building, and the Rig of Clippers by Robert Montagu (1852)
"And it will be necessary, therefore, in order to work with ease in going about, that the mast should be stayed forward by two forestays to ..."

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