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mainsheet

[meyn-sheet] /ˈmeɪnˌʃit/
noun, Nautical
1.
a sheet of a mainsail.
Origin
1475-1485
1475-85; see main1, sheet1
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British Dictionary definitions for main sheet

mainsheet

/ˈmeɪnˌʃiːt/
noun
1.
(nautical) the line used to control the angle of the mainsail to the wind
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