Meaning of foresail

fore•sail

Pronunciation: (fôr'sāl", fōr'-Naut.fôr's&schwal, fōr'-), [key]
— n. Naut.
  1. the lowermost sail on a foremast. See diag. under
  2. the staysail or jib, set immediately forward of the mainmast of a sloop, cutter, knockabout, yawl, ketch, or dandy.
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