n. Nautical
1. A rope used in trimming a foresail.
2. foresheets The space near the bow of an open boat.


1. (Nautical Terms) the sheet of a foresail
2. (Nautical Terms) (plural) the part forward of the foremost thwart of a boat


(ˈfɔrˌʃit, ˈfoʊr-)

1. the sheet of a headsail.
2. foresheets, (used with a pl. v.) the forward space in an open boat.


n (Naut) → Fockschot f
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Over and above the darkness and the mystery of the procession, Harvey could feel the land close round him once more, with all its thousands of people asleep, and the smell of earth after rain, and the familiar noise of a switching-engine coughing to herself in a freight-yard; and all those things made his heart beat and his throat dry up as he stood by the foresheet.
Finally with Mitchey for company I settled for the night between the fishbox and the first thwart in the foresheets.