Fore-yard arm

See drawing of nautical terms. Item No. 6 is the fore mast, and Item No. 7 is one of the fore-yard arms: i.e., a yard arm on the fore mast. Sailors must “lay out” on the yards in order to handle the sails. See Item No. 11.

Context: 
who lays out on the fore-yard arm
Opera: 
Act: 
Act I