main-topsail

[ meyn-top-seyl; Nautical meyn-top-suhl ]
/ ˌmeɪnˈtɒpˌseɪl; Nautical ˌmeɪnˈtɒp səl /

noun Nautical.

a topsail set on the mainmast.

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Origin of main-topsail

First recorded in 1610–20
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British Dictionary definitions for main-topsail

maintopsail
/ (ˌmeɪnˈtɒpseɪl, nautical ˌmeɪnˈtɒpsəl) /

noun

nautical a topsail set on the mainmast
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