forestaysail

noun
fore·​stay·​sail | \ ˈfȯr-ˌsāl How to pronounce forestaysail (audio) , -səl \

Definition of forestaysail

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

First Known Use of forestaysail

1742, in the meaning defined above

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“Forestaysail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/forestaysail. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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