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

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15th century

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