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2 definitions found
 for mainsheet
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  mainsheet \main"sheet`\, n. (Naut.)
     One of the ropes by which the mainsail is hauled aft and
     trimmed.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  mainsheet
      n 1: (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle
           at which a sail is set in relation to the wind [syn:
           sheet, tack, mainsheet, weather sheet, shroud]

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