- the lowermost sail on a square-rigged foremast; a square foresail.
Origin of forecourse
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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
- nautical the lowest foresail on a square-rigged vessel