mainyard


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mainyard

(ˈmeɪnˌjɑːd)
n
(Nautical Terms) nautical a yard for a square mainsail
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The sailors at the fore and mizzen had come down; the line tubs were fixed in their places; the cranes were thrust out; the mainyard was backed, and the three boats swung over the sea like three samphire baskets over high cliffs.
It made its way into the cabin, into the forecastle; it poisoned the sheltered places on the deck, it could be sniffed as high as the mainyard.
We also ate some ox hides that covered the top of the mainyard to prevent the yard from chafing the shrouds, and which had become exceedingly hard because of the sun, rain and wind.
Named after an island - Kiltan - in the Lakshwadeep archipelago of India, the ASW Corvette was launched by Chitra Joshi from GRSE mainyard in the presence of Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral DK Joshi, Chairman and Managing Director, GRSE, Rear Admiral (Retd) A K Verma and other officials from the Ministry of Defence, Armed Forces and West Bengal administration.
What is certain is that cross- and arch-shapes, visible and hidden, define the ship in all planes: as we have seen Donne suggesting, mainyard and yardarm describe a cross in their articulation upon the mast; seen from above--from a God's-eye or bird's-eye view--the prow takes the shape of a Gothic arch; in the same horizontal plane, but in this case unseen (except to the shipwright), there are the crossed timbers of the keel; and in section the ship is a series of Gothic vaults turned upside-down.
The Macedonian lost her mizzenmast, fore & maintopmasts and mainyard & was much cut up in her hull The damage Sustained by this Ship was not such as to render her return into port necessary, and had I not deemed it important that we should See our prize [in?