foresheet
noun Date: 1667 1. one of the sheets of a foresail 2. plural the forward part of an open boat

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  • foresheet — [fôr′shēt΄] n. 1. one of the ropes used to trim a foresail 2. [pl.] the space forward in an open boat …   English World dictionary

  • foresheet — /fawr sheet , fohr /, n. Naut. 1. the sheet of a headsail. 2. foresheets, (used with a pl. v.) the space, in an open boat, in front of the foremost rower s seat. Also called headsheet. [1660 70; FORE + SHEET] * * * …   Universalium

  • foresheet — noun one of the sheets (ropes) that controls the foresail …   Wiktionary

  • foresheet — n. rope which controls the foresail (in a sail boat) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • foresheet — noun Nautical 1》 a rope by which the lee corner of a foresail is kept in place. 2》 (foresheets) the inner part of the bows …   English new terms dictionary

  • foresheet — fore•sheet [[t]ˈfɔrˌʃit, ˈfoʊr [/t]] n. 1) naut. navig. the sheet of a headsail 2) naut. navig. foresheets, (used with a pl. v.) the forward space in an open boat • Etymology: 1660–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • foresheet — /ˈfɔʃit/ (say fawsheet) noun 1. a sheet of a foresail. 2. (plural) the forward part of an open boat …   Australian English dictionary

  • foresheet — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: fore + sheet 1. a. : one of the sheets of a foresail b. : the rope by which the clew of a forecourse is held down see ship illustration 2. foresheets …   Useful english dictionary

  • headsheet — /hed sheet /, n. Naut. 1. foresheet (def. 1). 2. headsheets, foresheet (def. 2). [1350 1400; ME. See HEAD, SHEET2] * * * …   Universalium

  • headsheet — /hed sheet /, n. Naut. 1. foresheet (def. 1). 2. headsheets, foresheet (def. 2). [1350 1400; ME. See HEAD, SHEET2] …   Useful english dictionary

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