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fore•yard



Pronunciation: (fôr'yärd", fōr'-), [key]
n.
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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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