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main yard

n.
The lower yard on a mainmast.
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main yard

n
1. (Nautical Terms) nautical a yard for a square mainsail
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main′ yard`


n.
a yard for a square mainsail.
[1475–85]
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Noun1.main yard - yard for a square mainsailmain yard - yard for a square mainsail    
yard - a long horizontal spar tapered at the end and used to support and spread a square sail or lateen
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