mainsheet mainsheet


  • (n) (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind



  1. The late King's sailing master, Sir Philip Hunloke, tried to buy the Britannia's mainsheet, 70 fathoms long, but souvenir hunters outbid him.
  2. Tuck still objected to the slant of the deck, but recovered sufficiently to have a tug of war with the mainsheet.
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