Fore-topsail
Fore-topsail Fore`-top"sail (? or ?), n. (Naut.) the topsail on a foremast. See {Sail}. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • fore-topsail — [fôr täp′sāl; ] naut [., fôr täp′səl] n. the sail set on the fore topmast, above the foresail …   English World dictionary

  • fore-topsail — fore top•sail [[t]ˌfoʊrˈtɒpˌseɪl, ˌfɔr [/t]] naut. [[t] səl[/t]] n. naut. navig. a topsail set on a foremast on a ship • Etymology: 1575–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • fore-topsail — /fohr top sayl , fawr /; Naut. /fohr top seuhl, fawr /, n. a topsail set on a foremast on a ship. See diag. under ship. [1575 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • fore-topsail — /fɔ ˈtɒpseɪl/ (say faw topsayl), / səl/ (say suhl) noun the sail set on the fore topmast …   Australian English dictionary

  • fore-topsail — n. Naut. the sail above the foresail …   Useful english dictionary

  • fore-topsail yard — fore top|sail «FR TOP SAYL, FOHR ; Nautical FR TOP suhl, FOHR », noun, or fore topsail yard. the sail or yard set on the fore topmast and next above the foresail. and mast1. (Cf. ↑mast) …   Useful english dictionary

  • fore-top|sail — «FR TOP SAYL, FOHR ; Nautical FR TOP suhl, FOHR », noun, or fore topsail yard. the sail or yard set on the fore topmast and next above the foresail. and mast1. (Cf. ↑mast) …   Useful english dictionary

  • topsail — [täp′sāl΄; ] naut. [, täp′səl] n. 1. in a square rigged vessel, the square sail, or either of a pair of square sails, next above the lowest sail on a mast 2. in a fore and aft rigged vessel, the small sail set above the gaff of a fore and aft… …   English World dictionary

  • Topsail — Top sail , n. (Naut.) In a square rigged vessel, the sail next above the lowermost sail on a mast. This sail is the one most frequently reefed or furled in working the ship. In a fore and aft rigged vessel, the sail set upon and above the gaff.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Topsail schooner — Topsail Top sail , n. (Naut.) In a square rigged vessel, the sail next above the lowermost sail on a mast. This sail is the one most frequently reefed or furled in working the ship. In a fore and aft rigged vessel, the sail set upon and above the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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