from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See boom.
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On both sides, between the fore and main shrouds, guys had been stretched, just low enough for the fore-boom to swing clear; and from each of these guys at least fifty bunches of bananas were suspended.
Let go that fore-boom tackle and pass it across, and when she's willing let go the sheet and come in snug with the tackle.