foreyard

[ fawr-yahrd, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔrˌyɑrd, ˈfoʊr- /

noun

a yard on the lower mast of a square-rigged foremast of a ship used to support the foresail.
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.
a yard forming the main lower mast of a ketch or yawl used to support a square course.

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Origin of foreyard

First recorded in 1620–30; fore- + yard2
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British Dictionary definitions for foreyard

foreyard
/ (ˈfɔːˌjɑːd) /

noun

nautical a yard for supporting the foresail of a square-rigger
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