Definition of Mainsail. Meaning of Mainsail. Synonyms of Mainsail

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Definition of Mainsail

Mainsail
Mainsail Main"sail`, n. (Naut.) The principal sail in a ship or other vessel. [They] hoised up the mainsail to the wind. -- Acts xxvii. 40. Note: The mainsail of a ship is extended upon a yard attached to the mainmast, and that of a sloop or schooner upon the boom.

Meaning of Mainsail from wikipedia

- A mainsail is a sail rigged on the main mast of a sailing vessel. On a square rigged vessel, it is the lowest and largest sail on the main mast. On a fore-and-aft...
- which has a gaff-rigged mainsail, while a brig has a square mainsail with an additional gaff-rigged spanker behind the mainsail. In sailing, a full-rigged...
- at least two sails on the main mast: a square topsail and a gaff sail mainsail (behind the mast). The main mast is the second and taller of the two masts...
- single mast typically having only one headsail in front of the mast and one mainsail aft of (behind) the mast. Such an arrangement is called a fore-and-aft...
- square-rigged ships, this maneuver is called wearing ship. In this maneuver, the mainsail will cross the center of the boat while the jib is pulled to the other...
- (also known as a Marconi rig) features a three-sided mainsail. Gaff rig features a four-sided mainsail with the upper edge made fast to a spar called a gaff...
- designs include: The cutter is similar to a sloop with a single mast and mainsail, but generally carries the mast further aft to allow for a jib and staysail...
- ****ing Optional furling jib Optional mainsails: Small training mainsail Heavy weather mainsail 'Resort' mainsail (Dacron) In 2014 the new 2015 Weta was...
- Roller furling is typically used for foresails such as jibs or genoas. A mainsail may also be furled by a similar system, whereby the sail is furled within...
- genoa is larger, with the leech going past the mast and overlapping the mainsail. To maximize sail area, the foot of the sail is generally parallel and...
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