foreyard

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English forȝerd, equivalent to fore- +‎ yard (enclosure). Compare German Vorgarten.

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foreyard (plural foreyards)

  1. A yard in front; front yard

Etymology 2[edit]

From fore- +‎ yard (stick; beam).

Noun[edit]

foreyard (plural foreyards)

  1. (nautical) A yard on the lower mast of a square-rigged foremast of a ship used to support the foresail.
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