Origin of mainsail
Examples from the Web for mainsail
Historical Examples of mainsail
A mainsail carried by a gaff has two halyards, the throat and peak.
You will note that allowance must be made for hemming the back edge of the mainsail.
The other two sides of the mainsail are then laid off and pencil lines drawn.
I'll try and set the mainsail on her with the remains of the sprit.The Fortunes Of Glencore
Charles James Lever
I've been dreamin' o' night-shirts ever since we bent our mainsail."Captains Courageous"