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mainsheet definition

  • noun:
    • The line that manages the direction where a mainsail is cut and set.
    • The line attached to and managing the mainsail.
    • among ropes in which the mainsail is hauled aft and trimmed.
    • The sheet or rope utilized for securing the mainsail when set. See sheet.
    • plural Collectively, all of the sheets of the square sails regarding the mainmast, but especially the sheets which participate in the primary program.
    • In Jamaica, poor rum and water.
    • (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle where a sail is defined in relation to the wind
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