Definition of forestaysail in English:

forestaysail

Syllabification: fore·stay·sail
Pronunciation: /ˌfôrˈstāsəl, -ˌsāl
 
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noun

A triangular sail set on the forestay.
More example sentences
  • Bowdoin carries four sails; a jib and forestaysail forward of the foremast, a foresail, and a mainsail.
  • Compared to the flying jib and forestaysail, the Genoa has a shorter leading edge and backs the Phoresail.
  • She was under staysail and forestaysail only, perfectly equilibrated, and her speed and power were awesome.

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