mainsheet

[ meyn-sheet ]
/ ˈmeɪnˌʃit /

noun Nautical.

a sheet of a mainsail.

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Origin of mainsheet

First recorded in 1475–85; see origin at main1, sheet1
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British Dictionary definitions for mainsheet

mainsheet
/ (ˈmeɪnˌʃiːt) /

noun

nautical the line used to control the angle of the mainsail to the wind
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