fore-and-aft topsail


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Noun1.fore-and-aft topsail - a triangular fore-and-aft sail with its foot along the gaff and its luff on the topmastfore-and-aft topsail - a triangular fore-and-aft sail with its foot along the gaff and its luff on the topmast
fore-and-aft sail - any sail not set on a yard and whose normal position is in a fore-and-aft direction