Definition of foreyard in English:

foreyard

Line breaks: fore|yard
Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːjɑːd
 
/

noun

The lowest yard on a sailing ship’s foremast.
More example sentences
  • 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.

Definition of foreyard in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day retroflex
Pronunciation: ˈretrəˌfleks
adjective
turned backward