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forecourse

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

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

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Origin of forecourse

First recorded in 1620–30; fore- + course
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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
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