(fôr′sāl′; naut., -səl)
- the lowest sail on the foremast of a square-rigged ship
- the main triangular sail on the foremast of a schooner
- a jib
See foresail in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- The principal square sail hung to the foremast of a square-rigged vessel.
- The principal triangular sail hung to the mast of a fore-and-aft-rigged vessel.
- The triangular sail hung to the forestay of a cutter or sloop.
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