mainsail

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

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English; see main1, sail

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mainsail (ˈmeɪnˌseɪl, nautical ˈmeɪnsəl)
 
n
nautical the largest and lowermost sail on the mainmast

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MAINSAIL definition


MAchine INdependent SAIL.

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Example sentences
Kathryn carries the standard skipjack rig or a jib-headed mainsail and a large jib.
Number of sails, color of mainsail with lettering or design appearing thereon.
It broke off about eight feet from the deck, and with it went the main boom, mainsail and gaff topsail.
Finally, with a storm-reefed mainsail and her trysail set as a jib, she shot away.
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