Headsail

What does "Headsail" mean?

Today it means: Sail at the bow of a sailing ship.

The headsail is a generic term for a sail at the bow of a sailing boat. Another generic name for the same sail is foresail. However, sails in this position are specifically "jibs" or "genoas".

See also: Jib  and: Genoa 

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              



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