Mainsail Definition

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[n] the lowermost sail on the mainmast


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canvas, canvass, main course, sail, sheet

Misc. Definitions

\Main"sail`\, n. (Naut.) The principal sail in a ship or other vessel. [They] hoised up the mainsail to the wind. -- Acts xxvii. 40. Note: The mainsail of a ship is extended upon a yard attached to the mainmast, and that of a sloop or schooner upon the boom.

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