Character 8
Hyphenation fore sail
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Definitions and meanings of "Foresail"

What do we mean by foresail?

The principal square sail hung to the foremast of a square-rigged vessel. noun

The principal triangular sail hung to the mast of a fore-and-aft-rigged vessel. noun

The triangular sail hung to the forestay of a cutter or sloop. noun

Nautical, in a square-rigged vessel, the sail bent to the foreyard; in a schooner, the fore-and-aft sail set on the foremast; in a sloop or cutter, the sail set on the forestay. noun

The sail bent to the foreyard of a square-rigged vessel, being the lowest sail on the foremast. noun

The gaff sail set on the foremast of a schooner. noun

The fore staysail of a sloop, being the triangular sail next forward of the mast. noun

The lowest (and usually the largest) square sail hung on the foremast noun

A square fore-and-aft sail set on the foremast, but behind it, on a schooner or other similar vessel. noun

A triangular sail set forward of the foremast noun

The lowest sail on the foremast of a square-rigged vessel noun

(on a square-rigged ship) The lowest (and usually the largest) square sail hung on the foremast

A square fore-and-aft sail set on the foremast, but behind it, on a schooner or other similar vessel.

(on a sloop) A triangular sail set forward of the foremast: forestaysail.

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The word "foresail" in example sentences

The awful volume of sound given out by the fierce, headlong swoop of the wind as it bore down upon us quite prepared me to see both masts blown clean out of the schooner; but all her gear fortunately happened to be sound and good, and the loss of the foresail was the full extent of the damage sustained by us. ❋ Harry Collingwood (1886)

The foresail was a large one, and it almost becalmed the jib. ❋ Oliver Optic (1859)

In the morning we set our foresail, meaning to bear up to the northward, standing off and on to keep away from the current, which otherwise would have set us to the south, away from, all known land. ❋ Robert Kerr (1784)

We proceeded to lower the foresail and make it fast. ❋ Unknown (2010)

As I understood it, there were two ways of getting it cleared, — first, by lowering the foresail, which was comparatively easy and without danger; and second, by climbing out the peak-halyards to the end of the gaff itself, an exceedingly hazardous performance. ❋ Unknown (2010)

The cheerful sailor crept forward and jibed over the foresail as Charley put the helm to starboard and we swerved to the right into the San Joaquin. ❋ Unknown (2010)

It was a slight uphill climb, for the foresail peaked high; and the halyards, running through various blocks on the gaff and mast, gave him separate holds for hands and feet. ❋ Unknown (2010)

We had been under lower-topsails and a reefed foresail all night. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Then, in desperation, I abandoned the attempt to reef the mainsail and resolved to try the experiment of heaving to under the close-reefed foresail. ❋ Unknown (2010)

He had been guilty of running the Ghost several points off her course in order that what little wind there was should fill the foresail and hold it steady. ❋ Unknown (2010)

The foresail and fore-topsail, emptied of the wind by the manoeuvre, and with no one to bring in the sheet in time, were thundering into ribbons, the heavy boom threshing and splintering from rail to rail. ❋ Unknown (2010)

The river straightened out here into its general easterly course, and we squared away before the wind, wing-and-wing once more, the foresail bellying out to starboard. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Back the jib over to windward and run down the foresail! ❋ Unknown (2010)

Take in the foresail — it's more than she can carry already — and stand by to wear her around. ❋ Unknown (2010)

The schooner was hove to under jib, foresail, and mainsail. ❋ Unknown (2010)

The air was thick with flying wreckage, detached ropes and stays were hissing and coiling like snakes, and down through it all crashed the gaff of the foresail. ❋ Unknown (2010)

It was a clumsy way, but it did not take long, and soon the foresail as well was up and fluttering. ❋ Unknown (2010)

We were tearing along, wing-and-wing, before the wind, foresail to starboard and mainsail to port, as we came upon the salmon fleet. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Grief ordered the foresail put on, retaining the reefs, and the Uncle ❋ Unknown (2010)

As the foresail went up the mast, a wail of consternation arose from the canoes lying along the dead-line. ❋ Unknown (2010)

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