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Part of the standing rigging of a ship taken forward to the hull from the mast. In small vessels there may be a single forestay but in sailing ships there is not only the forestay but other forward stays variously identified as to location and purpose.

Colin Mudie

Subjects: Maritime History — Warfare and Defence.

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