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headsail

[hed-seyl; Nautical hed-suh l] /ˈhɛdˌseɪl; Nautical ˈhɛd səl/
noun, Nautical
1.
any of various jibs or staysails set forward of the foremost mast of a vessel.
2.
any sail set on a foremast, especially on a vessel having three or more masts.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; head + sail
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headsail

/ˈhɛdˌseɪl; nautical ˈhɛdsəl/
noun
1.
any sail set forward of the foremast
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