Headsail
Headsail Head"sail` (-s[=a]l`), n. (Naut.) Any sail set forward of the foremast. --Totten. [1913 Webster]

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  • headsail — [hed′sāl΄; ] naut. [, hed′səl] n. any sail forward of the mast or foremast …   English World dictionary

  • Headsail — A headsail of a sailing vessel is any sail set forward of the foremost mast. The most common headsails are the jib and its larger cousin the genoa, but there are a large number of others, such as the staysail.Some headsails can only be flown on… …   Wikipedia

  • headsail — noun Date: 1627 a sail set forward of the foremast …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • headsail — /hed sayl /; Naut. /hed seuhl/, n. Naut. 1. any of various jibs or staysails set forward of the foremost mast of a vessel. 2. any sail set on a foremast, esp. on a vessel having three or more masts. [1620 30; HEAD + SAIL] * * * …   Universalium

  • headsail — noun /ˈhɛdˌsəl,ˈhɛdˌseɪl/ Any sail set forward of the foremost mast. Syn: foresail …   Wiktionary

  • headsail — sail set forward of the foremast of a ship Nautical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • headsail — n. sail attached to the foremast (Nautical) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • headsail — [ hɛdseɪl, s(ə)l] noun a sail on a ship s foremast or bowsprit …   English new terms dictionary

  • headsail — head·sail …   English syllables

  • headsail — head•sail [[t]ˈhɛdˌseɪl[/t]] naut. [[t] səl[/t]] n. naut. navig. any of various jibs or staysails set forward of the foremost mast of a vessel • Etymology: 1620–30 …   From formal English to slang

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