foresheet [fawr-sheet, fohr-] ExamplesWord Origin noun Nautical.
- the of a headsail.
- 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;+ Also called . 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.
W. H. G. Kingston
As a precautionary movement, to keep the mast from being jerked out, the foresheet was secured.
“Fill the topsail, and haul aft the foresheet,” were the quiet orders that proclaimed what he intended to do.
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!
Thomas Stanley Treanor
Moran spun the wheel without reply, and gave an order to Jim to ease off the foresheet.
British Dictionary definitions for foresheet foresheet noun
- the sheet of a foresail
- (plural) the part forward of the foremost thwart of a boat