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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A piece of canvas on a schooner, ketch, or yawl that is triangular and attached to loops on a support.

Usage examples (10)
  • She was running now with a reefed forestaysail, the sheets flat amidship.
  • John had no resource but to put up a forestaysail, and run before the gale.
  • In the meanwhile the schooner lay to with backed forestaysail, tumbling wildly on a dim, grey sea.
  • The sloop could carry no more than a three-reefed mainsail and forestaysail; with these she held on stoutly and was not blown out of the strait. for more
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