Meaning of foreyard in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfɔːjɑːd/


  • The lowest yard on a sailing ship's foremast.

    ‘She is not more square-rigged than she is taunt; her foreyards do not measure more than 70 feet.’
    • ‘Her long foreyards give her a generous spread of squaresails for chasing away before the wind.’
    • ‘Orion came round but Colossus was in the course of going about when her foreyard and foretop yard where shot away.’
    • ‘At the same time the look-out man on the foreyard sang out, ‘Breakers a-head.’’
    • ‘Once the bow has been pushed away from the dock, cast off stern spring, brace around foreyards on a starboard tack.’