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forestaysail

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noun fore·stay·sail \-ˌsāl, -səl\

Definition of forestaysail

  1. :  the triangular aftermost headsail of a schooner, ketch, or yawl set on the forestay — see sail illustration



1742

First Known Use of forestaysail

1742


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