head-sail

headsail

[hed-seyl; Nautical hed-suhl]
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:
1620–30; head + sail

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headsail (ˈhɛdˌseɪl, nautical ˈhɛdsəl)
 
n
any sail set forward of the foremast

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