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forestaff

[fawr-staf, -stahf, fohr-]
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noun, plural fore·staves, fore·staffs.
  1. cross-staff.
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Origin of forestaff

First recorded in 1660–70; fore- + staff1
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Examples from the Web for forestaff

Historical Examples

  • The pilots were all Indians, and they used the forestaff and quadrant for their observations.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7

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