maintopsail

Related to maintopsail: topsails

maintopsail

(ˌmeɪnˈtɒpseɪl; ˌmeɪnˈtɒpsəl)
n
(Nautical Terms) nautical a topsail set on the mainmast
References in classic literature ?
Off Ship Island Light the reefs were shaken out, and at Charley's suggestion a big fisherman's staysail was made all ready for hoisting, and the maintopsail, bunched into a cap at the masthead, was overhauled so that it could be set on an instant's notice.