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fore·sail

 (fôr′səl, -sāl′)
n. Nautical
1. The lowest and usually largest sail set on the foremast of a sailing vessel.
2. The triangular sail hung to the forestay of a cutter or sloop.

foresail

(ˈfɔːˌseɪl; nautical ˈfɔːsəl)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) the aftermost headsail of a fore-and-aft rigged vessel
2. (Nautical Terms) the lowest sail set on the foremast of a square-rigged vessel

fore•sail

(ˈfɔrˌseɪl, ˈfoʊr-; Naut. -səl)

n.
1. the lowermost sail on a foremast.
2. the staysail or jib, set immediately forward of the mainmast of a sloop, cutter, yawl, or ketch.
[1475–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.foresail - the lowest sail on the foremast of a square-rigged vesselforesail - the lowest sail on the foremast of a square-rigged vessel
sail, canvass, canvas, sheet - a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
Translations

foresail

[ˈfɔːseɪl] Ntrinquete m

foresail

n (Naut) → Focksegel nt

foresail

[ˈfɔːˌseɪl] n (Naut) → (vela di) trinchetto
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Limited Tenders are invited for Procurement Of 05 Nos Fore Sail And Main Sail For Enterprise Class Boat For Indian Naval Academy Ezhimala
Sixth-placed Dongfeng Race Team experienced more than their fair share of excitement when they were forced to rescue a fore sail after it slipped overboard on Friday and then Chinese sailor Jin Hao Chen (Horace) was forced to hold on to a halyard line after falling off the boat at around midnight on the same day while working on an outrigger.
The wind was now getting to gale force and we set to reduce sail dropping the reefed main and reducing the fore sail to a storm jib.