mainsheet : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind
- The late King's sailing master, Sir Philip Hunloke, tried to buy the Britannia's mainsheet, 70 fathoms long, but souvenir hunters outbid him.
- John Marshall, the mainsheet trimmer on Liberty, said after the race, "There is a speed difference in these two yachts like I have never seen.
- Tuck still objected to the slant of the deck, but recovered sufficiently to have a tug of war with the mainsheet.