Definition of mainsheet in English:

mainsheet

Line breaks: main|sheet
Pronunciation: /ˈmeɪnʃiːt
 
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noun

A sheet used for controlling and trimming the mainsail of a sailing boat.
More example sentences
  • Most 28s have tiller steering that is easily put out of the way at anchor and the mainsheet attaches aft of the cockpit so as to not interfere with passengers.
  • I've been passed more than once on the race course by a Laser sailor with a mainsheet clinched firmly in his teeth while I was fiddling to get something positioned just right.
  • He let go the mainsheet - then reached over and released the halyard for the mainsail - which lowered the boom.

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