headsail definition

  • noun:
    • Nautical A sail, such as for instance a jib, put forward of a foremast.
    • Any sail (of a sailing vessel) set forward associated with the foremost mast.
    • Any sail put ahead associated with the foremast.
    • any sail set ahead for the foremast of a vessel

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