main sail


[meyn-seyl; Nautical meyn-suhl]
noun Nautical.
the lowermost sail on a mainmast.

1425–75; late Middle English; see main1, sail Unabridged
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mainsail (ˈmeɪnˌseɪl, nautical ˈmeɪnsəl)
nautical the largest and lowermost sail on the mainmast

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