Definition of Foreboom

1. the boom of a ship's foremast [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Foreboom

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forebode
foreboded
forebodement
forebodements
foreboder
foreboders
forebodes
forebodies
foreboding
foreboding(a)
forebodingly
forebodingness
forebodings
forebody
foreboom (current term)
forebooms
forebore
forebrace
forebraces
forebrain
forebrain eminence
forebrain prominence
forebrain vesicle
forebrains
forebring
foreby
forebye
forecaddie
forecaddies

Literary usage of Foreboom

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1. Massachusetts Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (1893)
"To ease the strain on the cable, the master took a rope called the foreboom guy, which had an iron hook on one end, made a hitch with one end of the rope ..."

2. In the Tracks of the Trades: The Account of a Fourteen Thousand Mile by Lewis Ransome Freeman (1920)
"The foreboom was being hauled amidships preparatory to close-reefing the foresail, when a solid wall of green water came combing over the port bow and ..."

3. Outing (1893)
"Jacob Fisher, a New Rochelle yachtsman, was knocked overboard by the foreboom of the Azalea just as she was gybing round the Hempstead mark. ..."

4. The Adventures of a Blockade Runner by William Watson (1893)
"She quickly recovered herself again, and singularly and fortunately the sudden jerk started the foreboom from where it lay pressing against the mast and ..."

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