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main course

noun, Nautical
a square mainsail.
Origin of main course
1505-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for main course
  • The best choice for the main course is their skillfully prepared fish, such as monkfish or gilt head bream.
  • Then instead of the main course being in a small pre-plated dish, it's actually plated onboard and served on a proper plate.
  • The first main course to arrive is beef sautéed with scallions and ginger.
  • The pasta dishes can be served either as a main course or in smaller portions as a first course.
  • After some songs, the main course is revealed: a stuffed pheasant.
  • But if there is no need for a main course, you still leave feeling vaguely disappointed at not being served one.
  • Fortunately, the main course is a festive holiday concoction.
  • Over the main course of the action, there is no interpersonal violence among the principals.
  • It was delectable and almost big enough to be a main course.
  • These crepes make a wonderful main course for a vegetarian dinner party.
British Dictionary definitions for main course

main course

the principal dish of a meal
(nautical) a square mainsail
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