Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A rope applied to the fore yardarm, to change the position of the foresail.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A rope applied to the fore yardarm, to change the position of the foresail.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nautical, a brace attached to a foreyard. See brace, 9.

Etymologies

fore- +‎ brace (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • We stood sleepily in a row with the forebrace in our hands waiting for the next order, and heard in the darkness a scuffly trampling of feet, an exclamation of surprise, sounds of cuffs and slaps, suppressed, hissing whispers: -- 'Ah! Will you!' .... '

    The Nigger of the Narcissus

  • "Well, I've won your grog, Jim," cried one of the marines, who was standing at the forebrace; "I knew he'd never do it."

    Newton Forster The Merchant Service

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