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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The lowest piece of canvas on one of the masts of a square-rigged vessel.

Usage examples (30)
  • The yawl is a common traditional rig, but here drawn with a balanced lug foresail for easy handling and safety.
  • In the morning we set our foresail, meaning to bear up to the northward, standing off and on to keep away from the current, which otherwise would have set us to the...
  • The shot passed through the foresail, but was not heeded.
  • The foresail was still standing, also half of the maintopsail. for more
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