headsail : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n any sail set forward of the foremast of a vessel
- Barely had the crewmen cleared the headsail when Gretel II nosed into a heavy wave that bucked Crewman Paul Salmon off the slippery deck.
- Mike Golding in BBC Sport
The decks and even the foot of the headsail were covered - it looks like squid ink and there's an awful lot of it,said Golding. "It was pretty big, but I'm not worried I'm bigger."