Definition of fore-topsail in English:


Syllabification: fore-top·sail
Pronunciation: /fôrˈtäpˌsāl
, fôrˈtäpsəl


The sail above a sailing ship’s foresail.
More example sentences
  • They also have on display the actual foretopsail that was rigged on the Victory during the battle.
  • The foretopsail is smallish and easy to work on because we can stand in the working top on the foremast.
  • If the close-reefed foretopsail is carried instead of the main, it can be easily filled.

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