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Definition of the noun mainsail
What does mainsail mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: mainsails
- the lowermost sail on the mainmast
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The Language of Sailing (2000)
by Richard Mayne
The main deck is that which extends along the ship's whole length; the main derrick is the largest in the ship; the mainmast is the tallest in the ship; the mainsail is that hoisted on the mainmast, in square- riggers the lowest and largest; mainsail ...
Buying a Yacht (2012)
New or Second-Hand by Barry Pickthall
Hence, a high aspect ratio mainsail refers to a tall narrow shape. ASYMMETRIC DAGGER BOARDS – Form of bilge keels designed to increase lift. ASYMMETRIC SPINNAKER – Downwind sail with a fixed luff, which is tacked or gybed like a ...
the wonderful ways in which the world moves by R P Subramanian
The mainsail is the large sail that captures the power of the wind and makes the boat move. Its vertical side is attached to a long, upright pole called the mast; its horizontal side is attached to a long pole parallel to the deck, called boom.
The Rudder (1906)
by Thomas Fleming Day
The sloop is the best of all windward rigs, but owing to extraordinary size of the mainsail is a poor sea-boat. But despite this fact many long voyages have been made in sloop-rigged craft. THE SCHOONER The current tradition is that the ...
Nautical Dictionary (1863)
Defining the Technical Language Relative to the Building and Equipment of Sailing Vessels and Steamers, Seamanship, Navigation, Nautical Astronomy, Naval Gunnery, Maritime Law and Commerce, General and Particular Average and Marine Insurance, and Other Terms Relating to Maritime Affairs ... by Arthur Young
Thus we say mainmast, mainsail, mainyard, &c., to distinguish these from the fore and mizenmasts and the sails, yards, ...
Naval Text-Book. Letters to the Midshipmen of the United States Navy on masting, rigging, and managing vessels of war. Also, a set of stationing tables, a naval gun exercise, and a marine dictionary (1841)
The mainsail is set in the same manner; and to get the tack close down, it is advisable, if the yard is braced up, to ease off the lee main brace, and slack the weather clewgarnet and main lift. After the tack is down brace up the yard, haul taut the ...
by Orr, James
MAINSAIL. ma ̄n ́sa ̄l. See SHIPS AND BOATS. MAKAZ ma ̄ ́kaz (î÷õ, ma ̄kac): One.
by W.E Vine, Rev Terry Kulakowski, Editor
MAINSAIL. See. FORESAIL. MAINTAIN. (1⁄2, 4291), “to preside rule,” also ...
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Video shows what mainsail means. The largest (or only) sail on a sailing vessel.. Mainsail Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary. How to say ...
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Scrabble value of M3A1I1N1S1A1I1L1
The value of this 8-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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