Definition of fore-topsail in English:

fore-topsail

Syllabification: fore-top·sail

noun

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.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day grammarian
Pronunciation: grəˈmɛːrɪən
noun
a person who studies and writes about grammar