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Definition of the noun mainsail

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noun - plural: mainsails

  1. the lowermost sail on the mainmast
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: canvas / canvass / sail / sheet = a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
    • more specific term: main course = a square mainsail

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Google previewThe 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 ...

Google previewBuying 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 ...

Google previewHow come? How so? That's how things travel (2008)

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.

Google previewThe 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 ...

Google previewNautical 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, ...

Google previewNaval 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 ...

Google previewThe International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (2015)

by Orr, James

MAINSAIL. ma ̄n ́sa ̄l. See SHIPS AND BOATS. MAKAZ ma ̄ ́kaz (î÷õ, ma ̄kac): One.

Google previewVines Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words Volume 2

by W.E Vine, Rev Terry Kulakowski, Editor

MAINSAIL. See. FORESAIL. MAINTAIN. (1⁄2, 4291), “to preside rule,” also ...

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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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