Headsail definition

hĕdsəl, -sāl
A sail, such as a jib, set forward of a foremast.
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Any sail forward of the mast or foremast.
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(nautical) Any sail (of a sailing vessel) set forward of the foremost mast.
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Noun

Singular:
headsail
Plural:
headsails

Origin of headsail