- 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.
Origin of foresheet
Also called headsheet.
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Examples from the Web for foresheet
“Haul down the tack, Jack, and get a pull of the foresheet,” he sang out.Peter Trawl
W. H. G. Kingston
As a precautionary movement, to keep the mast from being jerked out, the foresheet was secured.Petals Plucked from Sunny Climes
"Fill the topsail, and haul aft the foresheet," were the quiet orders that proclaimed what he intended to do.The Sea Lions
James Fenimore Cooper
Suddenly there was a lift in the rain, and between them and the land they saw another flare, 'Down with the foresheet!Heroes of the Goodwin Sands
Thomas Stanley Treanor
Moran spun the wheel without reply, and gave an order to Jim to ease off the foresheet.Moran of the Lady Letty
- the sheet of a foresail
- (plural) the part forward of the foremost thwart of a boat
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