fore-staysail

forestaysail

[fawr-stey-seyl, fohr-; Nautical fawr-stey-suhl, fohr-]
noun
a triangular sail set on a forestay; the innermost headsail of a vessel.

Origin:
1735–45; forestay + sail

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forestaysail (fɔːˈsteɪˌseɪl, (nautical) fɔːˈsteɪsəl)
 
n
nautical the triangular headsail set aftermost on a vessel

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