forestage
noun Date: 1923 apron 2e

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Forestage — For est*age, n. [Cf. F. forestage.] (O. Eng. Law) (a) A duty or tribute payable to the king s foresters. (b) A service paid by foresters to the king. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forestage — [fôr′stāj΄] n. the part of a stage in front of the curtain; apron …   English World dictionary

  • forestage — foresterie [ fɔrɛstəri ] n. f. • 1946; de forestier ♦ Techn. Ensemble des activités d aménagement et d exploitation des forêts. On dit aussi FORESTAGE n. m. ● forestage nom masculin (ancien français forest, forêt) Travail en forêt …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • forestage — /fawr stayj , fohr /, n. the part of a stage in front of the proscenium or the closed curtain, as the apron or an extension of the apron. [1920 25; FORE + STAGE] * * * …   Universalium

  • forestage — noun The part of a theatre stage in front of the closed curtain …   Wiktionary

  • forestage — (fo rè sta j ) s. m. Terme de droit coutumier. Droit que l on payait au seigneur pour passer dans ses forêts avec des charettes, et aussi pour y faire paître des bêtes. HISTORIQUE    XVe s. •   Pour droit de forestaige, à cause de l usaige qu ilz …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • forestage — fore•stage [[t]ˈfɔrˌsteɪdʒ, ˈfoʊr [/t]] n. sbz apron 5) • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • forestage — /ˈfɔsteɪdʒ/ (say fawstayj) noun that part of a stage in a theatre which is nearest to the audience, often extending in front of the curtain …   Australian English dictionary

  • forestage — /fohrastaj/ In old English law, a duty or tribute payable to the king s foresters …   Black's law dictionary

  • forestage — /fohrastaj/ In old English law, a duty or tribute payable to the king s foresters …   Black's law dictionary

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