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The rope that controls the angle at which a mainsail is trimmed and set.


(Nautical Terms) nautical the line used to control the angle of the mainsail to the wind



a sheet of a mainsail.
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Noun1.mainsheet - (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the windmainsheet - (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind
sailing, seafaring, navigation - the work of a sailor
futtock shroud - shroud that is part of a ship's rigging
line - something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible; "a washing line"
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
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But he was deflected by the crash of the mainsheet blocks on the stout deck- traveller, as the mainsail, emptied of the wind and feeling the wind on the other side, swung crazily across above him.
Tell him to slack off the mainsheet, and before you know it, he'd drop the peak.
Mainsheet controls are nearly half-way up the boom where the track runs; so perhaps not ideally placed for best control but are greatly aided by a large alloy vang.
He was sailing in the B3 class and was handling the mainsheet of the boat.
I was on mainsheet last year so I'm looking forward to being in the driving seat this year.
But right now with a sailing event in France coming up soon, she is thoroughly enjoying her role as mainsheet trimmer.
As the wind picked up, th Marsh put his best boy, William Beckham, at the mainsheet, the rope that controls the mainsail.
But fellow firefighters manning West Yorkshire Two's boat saw one of its team rescued by helicopter after he broke his collar bone and three teeth when the mainsheet became wrapped around the wheel.
The craft is steered by a foot tiller, leaving hands free to adjust the mainsheet to increase or decrease The Land Sailor's speed or pull the handbrake.
CAIRO: The Association for the Development and Enhancement of Women (ADEW) embarked on its operations over 20 years ago in Mainsheet Nasser, at that time one of the largest unrecognized illegal settlements in Egypt.
Denise Covert, a copy editor and page designer at the Daytona Beach News-Journal, works on regional publications that are inserted into the mainsheet.