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A sail, such as a jib, set forward of a foremast.
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(Nautical Terms) any sail set forward of the foremast
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head•sail(ˈhɛdˌseɪl; Naut. -səl)
any of various jibs or staysails set forward of the foremost mast of a vessel.
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|Noun||1.||headsail - any sail set forward of the foremast of a 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
spinnaker - a large and usually triangular headsail; carried by a yacht as a headsail when running before the wind
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