Definition of foresail in English:

foresail

Line breaks: fore|sail
Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːseɪl
 
, -s(ə)l/

noun

  • The principal sail on a foremast.
    More example sentences
    • Next we had to set the course sail, the top sail of the forward mast, then the foresails out over the bowsprit.
    • Then he pulled down the sails and stored the foresail - more or less folded - in the small store room under the front deck.
    • I used the concept of the sailing boat rig with foresail and mainsail in the 70's as a very slow flying hang glider.

More definitions of foresail

Definition of foresail in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kəːf
noun
a slit made by cutting with a saw