Definition of Forestaysail

1. Noun. (nautical) A triangular sail attached to the forestay ¹



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Definition of Forestaysail

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Forestaysail

forestalled
forestaller
forestallers
forestalling
forestallingly
forestallment
forestallments
forestalls
forestals
forestart
forestation
forestations
forestaves
forestay
forestays
forestaysail (current term)
forestaysails
foreste
forested
forested areas or land
forester
foresters
forestes
forestial
forestick
foresticks
forestier's disease
forestiera
foresting
forestkeeper

Literary usage of Forestaysail

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1. The Cruise of the Fleur-de-Lys in the Ocean Race by Lewis Atterbury Stimson (1905)
"sails and the forestaysail had fitted badly the previous year, and the alterations made at the end of the season proved to be of no value. ..."

2. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1914)
"At a little before noon the forestaysail carried away, and, with every fresh ... Accordingly, after a new forestaysail had, with considerable difficulty, ..."

3. Rudder by Thomas Fleming Day (1911)
"Much of the time the foresail was lowered with the boom hauled amidships, and the mainsail, double- reefed, carried to starboard. The jib and forestaysail ..."

4. A Tale of Two Oceans: A New Story by an Old Californian : an Account of a by Ezekiel I. Barra (1893)
"The spanker followed the topsail, while the forestaysail held its own. The captain ordered the helm to be put hard up, and ordered an additional man to the ..."

5. Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum (1900)
"I hauled in the trailing ropes, hoisted this awkward sail reefed, the forestaysail being already set, and under this sail brought her at once on the wind ..."

6. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Circuit Court of United States by Jabez S. Holmes (1877)
"If there was a forestaysail on the Helen Mar at the time of the collision, a fact which the evidence leaves in doubt, I do not think it would have ..."

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