What is another word for forestay?

Pronunciation: [fˈɒɹɪstˌe͡ɪ] (IPA)

Forestay is a nautical term that refers to a cable or rope that supports the front mast of a sailing vessel. It is used to stabilize the mast and keep it from falling forward. Synonyms for forestay include stay, fore-stay, jibstay, and headstay. These terms are all used interchangeably in sailing terminology. The forestay is an important component of a sailing vessel as it ensures the stability and security of the mast. Without a proper forestay, the mast may collapse and cause significant damage to the boat, crew, and cargo. Thus, it is critical to select the proper type of forestay to ensure safety and reliability while sailing.

Synonyms for Forestay:

What are the hypernyms for Forestay?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • hypernyms for forestay (as nouns)

What are the hyponyms for Forestay?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for forestay (as nouns)

Usage examples for Forestay

I put the lead over the side that we might know if she dragged, hung a lantern on the forestay and one on either quarter that our presence might be marked by my relative should he be out in quest of us, and went below, leaving Cromwell to keep the look-out.
"The Frozen Pirate"
W. Clark Russell
Now a stronger wave, for which none are ready, dashes in, and with it tumble ashore, in one great wreck of humanity, small craft and large, stout hulk and swift clipper, helm first, topsail down, forestay-sail in tatters, keel up, everything gone to pieces in the swash of the surges.
"Around The Tea-Table"
T. De Witt Talmage
We had a lantern with a bright light hanging from the forestay, to show our position to any passing steamer which might otherwise have run us down.
"A Yacht Voyage Round England"
W.H.G. Kingston

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