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Meaning of headsail

head•sail

Pronunciation: (hed'sāl"Naut.hed's&schwal), [key]
— n. Naut.
  1. any of various jibs or staysails set forward of the foremost mast of a vessel.
  2. any sail set on a foremast, esp. on a vessel having three or more masts.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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