main yard


Definition of main yard

: the yard of a mainsail

Examples of main yard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That assessment hit the newsstands one day after New York state troopers and other authorities gunned down 39 men in the facility’s main yard, terminating a five-day uprising ignited by subhuman, racist conditions. Washington Post, 6 Oct. 2021 Aimal, who went to the mosque for prayers with his cousin, was at the gate in the main yard when the blast from the explosion shook the ground under his feet. Jessica Donati, WSJ, 14 May 2021

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First Known Use of main yard

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Main yard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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