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mainmast
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mainsheet definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind [syn: sheet, tack, mainsheet, weather sheet, shroud]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 15th century a line by which the mainsail is trimmed and secured

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Mainsheet Main"sheet`, n. (Naut.) One of the ropes by which the mainsail is hauled aft and trimmed.



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