noun Date: 1742 the triangular aftermost headsail of a schooner, ketch, or yawl set on the forestay — see sail illustration

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  • forestaysail — [fôr′stā΄sāl΄, ] naut [., fôr stā′səl] n. a triangular sail set from the forestay …   English World dictionary

  • forestaysail — /fawr stay sayl , fohr /; Naut. /fawr stay seuhl, fohr /, n. a triangular sail set on a forestay; the innermost headsail of a vessel. See diag. under ship. [1735 45; FORESTAY + SAIL] * * * …   Universalium

  • forestaysail — noun A triangular sail attached to the forestay …   Wiktionary

  • forestaysail — fore·stay·sail …   English syllables

  • forestaysail — fore•stay•sail [[t]ˌfɔrˈsteɪˌseɪl, ˌfoʊr [/t]] naut. [[t] səl[/t]] n. naut. navig. a triangular sail set on a forestay • Etymology: 1735–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • forestaysail —  ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ˌsāl, səl noun : the aftermost headsail of a schooner, ketch, or yawl that is triangular in shape and set on hanks on the forestay called also foresail; see sail illustration …   Useful english dictionary

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  • inner jib — noun : a jib immediately forward of the forestaysail on a ship where several jibs are carried see sail illustration * * * Naut. a headsail immediately forward of a forestaysail or fore topmast staysail …   Useful english dictionary

  • fore|sail — «FR SAYL, FOHR ; Nautical FR suhl, FOHR », noun. 1. the principal sail on the foremast of a schooner. 2. the lowest sail on the foremast of a square rigged ship; forecourse. 3. = forestaysail. (Cf. ↑forestaysail) …   Useful english dictionary

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