What does the word foresail mean?

Usage examples for foresail

  1. Get number three jib up, and the leg of mutton mizzen; put two reefs in the foresail. – Among Malay Pirates And Other Tales Of Adventure And Peril by G. A. Henty
  2. Take the foresail off her, Mr Blount. – The Ruined Cities of Zululand by Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley
  3. If the wind is coming in the direction B the jib and foresail may require slackening and the aft sails pulled in more than when sailing with the wind in the direction C. A still lighter rudder can be used as the course gets near to beating windward, and the yacht is said to be close- hauled on the starboard tack. – Boys' Book of Model Boats by Raymond Francis Yates