fore-topsail


fore-topsail

fore-topsail [fohr-top-seyl, fawr-; Nautical fohr-top-suh l, fawr-] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a topsail set on a foremast on a ship.

Origin of fore-topsail First recorded in 1575–85 Examples from the Web for fore-topsail Historical Examples of fore-topsail

  • The foresail and fore-topsail we managed to save, but all our light canvass went.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • We next tried the fore-topsail, close-reefed, and this stood.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • The fore-topsail had been mended as well as the foresail, and was set anew.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • They loosed the fore-topsail and they set the foretopmast staysail.

    Heroes of the Goodwin Sands

    Thomas Stanley Treanor

  • Closely reef the fore-topsail,” he added; “man the fore-topsail braces.

    The Heir of Kilfinnan

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • British Dictionary definitions for fore-topsail fore-topsail noun

    1. nautical a sail set on a fore-topmast

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