foresheet

foresheet

[fawr-sheet, fohr-]
noun Nautical.
1.
the sheet of a headsail.
2.
foresheets, (used with a plural verb) the space, in an open boat, in front of the foremost rower's seat.
Also called headsheet.


Origin:
1660–70; fore- + sheet

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foresheet (ˈfɔːˌʃiːt)
 
n
1.  the sheet of a foresail
2.  (plural) the part forward of the foremost thwart of a boat

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