mainsheet

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main·sheet

 (mān′shēt′)
n.
The rope that controls the angle at which a mainsail is trimmed and set.
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mainsheet

(ˈmeɪnˌʃiːt)
n
(Nautical Terms) nautical the line used to control the angle of the mainsail to the wind
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main•sheet

(ˈmeɪnˌʃit)

n.
a sheet of a mainsail.
[1475–85]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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