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forestaysail

[ fawr-stey-seyl, fohr-; Nautical fawr-stey-suhl, fohr- ]
/ ˌfɔrˈsteɪˌseɪl, ˌfoʊr-; Nautical ˌfɔrˈsteɪ səl, ˌfoʊr- /
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noun
a triangular sail set on a forestay; the innermost headsail of a vessel.
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Origin of forestaysail

First recorded in 1735–45; forestay + sail
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British Dictionary definitions for forestaysail

forestaysail
/ (fɔːˈsteɪˌseɪl, nautical fɔːˈsteɪsəl) /

noun
nautical the triangular headsail set aftermost on a vessel
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