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forestaysail

[fawr-stey-seyl, fohr-; Nautical fawr-stey-suh l, fohr-] /ˌfɔrˈsteɪˌseɪl, ˌfoʊr-; Nautical ˌfɔrˈsteɪ səl, ˌfoʊr-/
noun
1.
a triangular sail set on a forestay; the innermost headsail of a vessel.
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45; forestay + sail
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Examples for forestaysail
  • The bowsprit also mounts a traveler for the forestaysail club, which can be run out from deck to tighten the clew.
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forestaysail

/fɔːˈsteɪˌseɪl; nautical fɔːˈsteɪsəl/
noun
1.
(nautical) the triangular headsail set aftermost on a vessel
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