Definition of Foresheet

1. Noun. (nautical) one of the sheets (ropes) that controls the foresail ¹



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Definition of Foresheet

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Foresheet

foreseizing
foresend
foreset
foresetting
foreshadow
foreshadowed
foreshadower
foreshadowers
foreshadowing
foreshadowings
foreshadows
foreshame
foreshank
foreshanks
foreshape
foresheet (current term)
foresheets
foreshew
foreshewed
foreshewing
foreshewn
foreshews
foreship
foreships
foreshock
foreshocks
foreshore
foreshores
foreshorten
foreshortened

Literary usage of Foresheet

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1. Encyclopaedia of Ships and Shipping by Herbert B. Mason (1908)
"... specially from the fore rigging to the anchor stock to prevent the fouling of the foresheet. Time policy is insuring the subject for a specified time. ..."

2. Athletic Sports for Boys: A Repository of Graceful Recreations for Youth. by Making of America Project (1866)
"Sheets, the ropes by which the lower sails are made fast in the position desired; we say, for instance, "Haul taut the foresheet," which means, ..."

3. A Manual of Yacht and Boat Sailing by Dixon Kemp, Brooke Heckstall-Smith (1900)
"An iron bar for the foresheet to work upon. Fore-topman. — In a schooner yacht a man stationed aloft to work the fore-topsail tack and sheet in going about. ..."

4. The Corinthian Yachtsman, Or, Hints on Yachting by Tyrrel E. Biddle (1881)
"In a schooner, with a boom foresail, the best way, if short handed, is to haul the foresheet close in and make it fast before attempting to gybe, ..."

5. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke (1835)
"At this critical juncture, the boatman who held the foresheet let it fly, ... The other boatman unfortunately became entangled in the flying foresheet of ..."

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