foresail

play
noun fore·sail \ˈfȯr-ˌsāl, -səl\

Definition of foresail

  1. 1 :  the lowest sail set on the foremast of a square-rigged ship or schooner — see sail illustration

  2. 2 :  the sole or principal headsail (as of a sloop, cutter, or schooner)

15th Century

First Known Use of foresail

15th century

Learn More about foresail


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up foresail? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

contemplative of or relative to the past

Get Word of the Day daily email!