Foresail meaning

fôrsəl, -sāl
The principal square sail hung to the foremast of a square-rigged vessel.
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The principal triangular sail hung to the mast of a fore-and-aft-rigged vessel.
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The triangular sail hung to the forestay of a cutter or sloop.
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The lowest sail on the foremast of a square-rigged ship.
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The main triangular sail on the foremast of a schooner.
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(nautical, on a square-rigged ship) The lowest (usually the largest) square sail hung on the foremast.
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(nautical) A square fore-and-aft sail set on the foremast, but behind it, on a schooner or other similar vessel.
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(nautical, on a sloop) A triangular sail set forward of the foremast.
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