foresheet









foresheet


foresheet [fawr-sheet, fohr-] ExamplesWord Origin noun Nautical.

  1. the sheet of a headsail.
  2. foresheets, (used with a plural verb) the space, in an open boat, in front of the foremost rower’s seat.

Origin of foresheet First recorded in 1660–70; fore- + sheet2 Also called headsheet. Examples from the Web for foresheet Historical Examples of foresheet

  • “Haul down the tack, Jack, and get a pull of the foresheet,” he sang out.

    Peter Trawl

    W. H. G. Kingston

  • As a precautionary movement, to keep the mast from being jerked out, the foresheet was secured.

    Petals Plucked from Sunny Climes

    Sylvia Sunshine

  • “Fill the topsail, and haul aft the foresheet,” were the quiet orders that proclaimed what he intended to do.

    The Sea Lions

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • Suddenly there was a lift in the rain, and between them and the land they saw another flare, ‘Down with the foresheet!

    Heroes of the Goodwin Sands

    Thomas Stanley Treanor

  • Moran spun the wheel without reply, and gave an order to Jim to ease off the foresheet.

    Moran of the Lady Letty

    Frank Norris

  • British Dictionary definitions for foresheet foresheet noun

    1. the sheet of a foresail
    2. (plural) the part forward of the foremost thwart of a boat

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