fore-topsail

[ fohr-top-seyl, fawr-; Nautical fohr-top-suhl, fawr- ]
/ ˌfoʊrˈtɒpˌseɪl, ˌfɔr-; Nautical ˌfoʊrˈtɒp səl, ˌfɔr- /

noun

a topsail set on a foremast on a ship.

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Origin of fore-topsail

First recorded in 1575–85
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British Dictionary definitions for fore-topsail

fore-topsail
/ (fɔːˈtɒpˌseɪl, nautical fɔːˈtɒpsəl) /

noun

nautical a sail set on a fore-topmast
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