- Mainsail Main"sail` (m[=a]n"s[=a]l`), n. (Naut.)
The principal sail in a ship or other vessel.
[They] hoised up the mainsail to the wind. -- Acts xxvii. 40. [1913 Webster]
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mainsail — [mān′sāl΄; ] naut. [, mān′səl] n. 1. in a square rigged vessel, the sail set from the main yard 2. in a fore and aft rigged vessel, the large sail set from the after side of the mainmast … English World dictionary
Mainsail — For the MAchine INdependent implementation of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Language, see SAIL (programming language). The mainsail of this cutter is indicated in red … Wikipedia
mainsail — UK [ˈmeɪnˌseɪl] / US / US [ˈmeɪns(ə)l] noun [countable] Word forms mainsail : singular mainsail plural mainsails the largest sail on a ship … English dictionary
mainsail — noun Date: 15th century the principal sail on the mainmast see sail illustration … New Collegiate Dictionary
mainsail — /mayn sayl /; Naut. /mayn seuhl/, n. Naut. the lowermost sail on a mainmast. See diag. under ship. [1425 75; late ME; see MAIN1, SAIL] * * * … Universalium
mainsail — noun The largest (or only) sail on a sailing vessel … Wiktionary
mainsail — main|sail [ˈmeınsəl US seıl] n the largest and most important sail on a ship … Dictionary of contemporary English
mainsail — main|sail [ meın,seıl, meınsl ] noun count the largest sail on a ship … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
mainsail — principal sail on a ship s mainmast Nautical Terms … Phrontistery dictionary
mainsail — mainÂ·sail || meÉªnseÉªl, sl n. sail on the lower part of the mainmast (Nautical) … English contemporary dictionary