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A rope to support a ship's foremast, running from its top to the deck at the bow.→ headstay
- ‘Since the jib halyard attaches to the same place as the forestay, the load is pretty well transferred.’
- ‘We lengthened the forestay by another 2 or 3 turns and in a few minutes we were sailing again.’
- ‘By contrast, an inner forestay and staysail can be left in place, ready to go when you need them most.’
- ‘We prefer the ‘old way,’ a light hung near the forestay not too far above the deck.’
- ‘It is an image for all time: tiny figure beneath a sky-scraping mast, Tower Bridge open to salute her, left arm hooked around the forestay with the greatest nonchalance, and right arm raised, fist clenched.’
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Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.