mainsheet

[meyn-sheet]
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noun Nautical.

a sheet of a mainsail.

Nearby words

  1. mainly,
  2. mainmast,
  3. mainour,
  4. mains,
  5. mainsail,
  6. mainspring,
  7. mainstay,
  8. mainstream,
  9. mainstream corporation tax,
  10. mainstreamer

Origin of mainsheet

First recorded in 1475–85; see origin at main1, sheet1

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British Dictionary definitions for mainsheet

mainsheet

noun

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