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forecourse

[fawr-kawrs, fohr-kohrs] /ˈfɔrˌkɔrs, ˈfoʊrˌkoʊrs/
noun
1.
the lowermost sail on a square-rigged foremast; a square foresail.
Origin of forecourse
1620-1630
First recorded in 1620-30; fore- + course
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  • “We must have the main-sail and forecourse on her,” he said a few minutes later to Mr Mackay.

    Afloat at Last John Conroy Hutcheson
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forecourse

/ˈfɔːˌkɔːs/
noun
1.
(nautical) the lowest foresail on a square-rigged vessel
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