mainsheet

noun
main·​sheet | \ ˈmān-ˌshēt How to pronounce mainsheet (audio) \

Definition of mainsheet

: a line by which the mainsail is trimmed and secured

First Known Use of mainsheet

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mainsheet was in the 15th century

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“Mainsheet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mainsheet. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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