Definitions for "Forestay"
Keywords:  mast, bowsprit, foremast, headstay, jib
A large, strong rope, reaching from the foremast head to the bowsprit, to support the mast. See Illust. under Ship.
Rope or wire securing a mast or upright at the front. Connects masthead and stem post.
a stay supporting the mast from fall back. Runs from the bow to the top of the mast