Entry from US English dictionary
Definition of forestaysail in English:
A triangular sail set on the forestay.
- 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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