forecourse

[ fawr-kawrs, fohr-kohrs ]
/ ˈfɔrˌkɔrs, ˈfoʊrˌkoʊrs /

noun

the lowermost sail on a square-rigged foremast; a square foresail.

QUIZZES

HEED THE VOX POPULI, AND TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Test your memory on these verbal firecrackers from the week of June 29 to July 5!
Question 1 of 7
anchorite

Origin of forecourse

First recorded in 1620–30; fore- + course
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for forecourse

  • “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

British Dictionary definitions for forecourse

forecourse
/ (ˈfɔːˌkɔːs) /

noun

nautical the lowest foresail on a square-rigged vessel
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012