Foreganger Fore"gang`er, n. [Prop., a goer before cf. G. voreg["a]nger. See {Fore}, and {Gang}.] (Naut.) A short rope grafted on a harpoon, to which a longer line may be attached. --Totten. [1913 Webster]

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  • foreganger — fore·gang·er …   English syllables

  • foreganger — ˈfōrˌgaŋgər, ˈfȯr noun Etymology: fore + ganger 1. obsolete : one that goes before 2. a. : a short rope grafted on a harpoon (as of a whaler) to which the longer line is attached b. : a length of rope or chain stouter than the rest of the cable… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fore|go|er — «fr GOH uhr, fohr », noun. 1. a person or thing that goes in front or leads the way. 2. a person who has gone before; forerunner; predecessor. 3. = foreganger. (Cf. ↑foreganger) …   Useful english dictionary

  • rigging — Synonyms and related words: accouterments, advocate, alpenstock, anchor chain, anchor rode, apparatus, apparel, appliances, appointments, appurtenances, arm, armament, artifice, athletic supporter, attire, back, backbone, backing, backropes,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • rope — Synonyms and related words: Havana, allure, ample scope, anchor, anchor chain, anchor rode, attach, attract, ax, backropes, bag, bait, bait the hook, band, bandage, becket, beheading, belt, belvedere, bend, bind, bind up, blandish, blank check,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • foregoer — ˈgōə(r) noun Etymology: Middle English forgoer, foregoer, from forgon + er : one that goes before: as a. obsolete : a messenger sent ahead (as a king s purveyor) : forerunner …   Useful english dictionary

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