Definition of Fore-topsail
1. Noun. The topsail on a foremast.
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Literary usage of Fore-topsail
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The New American Practical Navigator: Being an Epitome of Navigation by Nathaniel Bowditch (1826)
"The fore topsail ought to be braced sharp a-back, the main and mizen topsails kept full, because these two last mentioned sails tend to give the ship ..."
2. Chambers's encyclopædia by Chambers W. and R., ltd (1874)
"... as 'fore-topsail,' 'main-royal,' &c. The square-sails are made fast by their heads to yards, the foot being drawn to the extremity of the yard below. ..."
3. Scientific American Reference Book by Albert Allis Hopkins, Alexander Russell Bond (1913)
"... 3 the foretopmast staysail, 4 the foresail, 5 the mainsail, 6 the cross jack sail, 7 the spanker, 8 the jigger, 9 the fore topsail, 10 the main topsail, ..."
4. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1868)
"... fore-topsail,1 ' main-royal,1 I AC The square-sails are made fast by their heads I to yards, the foot being drawn to the extremity of the yard below. ..."
5. The New American Practical Navigator: Being an Epitome of Navigation by Nathaniel Bowditch (1826)
"If you bring-to with the fore-topsail to the mast, the head yards may be only laid •quarc. Then the wind will act obliquely on the sail, and the ship u ill ..."
6. Collection of the Most Celebrated Voyages and Travels from the Discovery of by Forster, R. P (1818)
"At the same time, the fore-topsail beat about the yard with so much fury, that it was soon blown to pieces ; and that we might have full employment, ..."