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

1735–45; forestay + sail Unabridged
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forestaysail (fɔːˈsteɪˌseɪl, (nautical) fɔːˈsteɪsəl)
nautical the triangular headsail set aftermost on a vessel

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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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