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.

Nearby words

  1. foresail,
  2. foresee,
  3. foreseeable,
  4. foreshadow,
  5. foreshank,
  6. foreshock,
  7. foreshore,
  8. foreshorten,
  9. foreshots,
  10. foreshow

Origin of foresheet

First recorded in 1660–70; fore- + sheet2

Also called headsheet.

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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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