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foresheet

[ fawr-sheet, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔrˌʃit, ˈfoʊr- /
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noun Nautical.

the sheet of a headsail.
foresheets, (used with a plural verb) the space, in an open boat, in front of the foremost rower's seat.

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Also called headsheet.

Origin of foresheet

First recorded in 1660–70; fore- + sheet2
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British Dictionary definitions for foresheet

foresheet
/ (ˈfɔːˌʃiːt) /

noun

the sheet of a foresail
(plural) the part forward of the foremost thwart of a boat
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