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Definitions for foresail
ˈfɔrˌseɪl, ˈfoʊr-; Naut. -səlfore·sail

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. foresailnoun

    the lowest sail on the foremast of a square-rigged vessel


  1. foresailnoun

    The lowest (and usually the largest) square sail hung on the foremast

  2. foresailnoun

    A square fore-and-aft sail set on the foremast, but behind it, on a schooner or other similar vessel.

  3. foresailnoun

    A triangular sail set forward of the foremast


  1. foresail

    A foresail is a primary sail that is set forward of the mast on sailing vessels. It helps with controlling the direction and speed of the boat or ship. In larger sailing vessels, there may be multiple foresails.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Foresailnoun

    the sail bent to the foreyard of a square-rigged vessel, being the lowest sail on the foremast

  2. Foresailnoun

    the gaff sail set on the foremast of a schooner

  3. Foresailnoun

    the fore staysail of a sloop, being the triangular sail next forward of the mast


  1. Foresail

    A foresail is one of a few different types of sail set on the foremost mast of a sailing vessel: ⁕A fore and aft sail set on the foremast of a schooner or similar vessel. ⁕The lowest square-sail on the foremast of a full rigged ship or other vessel which is square-rigged. Sails set forward of the foremast, such as jibs and staysails, are sometimes referred to as foresails, although "headsails" is a more common term.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Foresail

    fōr′sāl, n. a sail attached to the foreyard on the foremast. See Ship.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of foresail in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of foresail in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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