Meaning of forestay
Pronunciation: (fôr'stā", fōr'-), [key]
- a stay leading aft and upward from the stem or knightheads of a vessel to the head of the fore lower mast; the lowermost stay of a foremast.
- a stay leading aft and upwards toward the mainmast of a sloop, knockabout, cutter, ketch, yawl, or dandy.
- forestay (Thesaurus)