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foreyard

[fawr-yahrd, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌyɑrd, ˈfoʊr-/
noun
1.
a yard on the lower mast of a square-rigged foremast of a ship used to support the foresail.
2.
a yard on the lowest spar of the foremast of a topsail schooner used to hold out the clews of the topsail or lower topsails.
3.
a yard forming the main lower mast of a ketch or yawl used to support a square course.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; fore- + yard2
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foreyard

/ˈfɔːˌjɑːd/
noun
1.
(nautical) a yard for supporting the foresail of a square-rigger
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