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mainsail

Nautical the largest and lowermost sail on the mainmast

mainsail

[′mān·səl]
(naval architecture)
The principal sail of a sailing vessel, carried on the mainmast.

MAINSAIL

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Steve Davis and his Venezuelan wife Maria Locadia Lopez survived on sardines and biscuits after their engine failed and their mainsail was ripped by high winds.
At the moment I have only the mainsail set and am trying to nurse the boat through without breaking anything.
The mainsail of the 12-man yacht ripped and the steering failed during the storm, which also capsized the boat of legendary sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston who was competing in an international yacht race.
Walsall Illuminations are all set to raise the mainsail as organisers gear up for a pirate party night.
The mainsail was up, the Genoa unfurled, but the engine was driving the boat on this totally calm morning.
Andrew told me where to sit on the boat and showed me how to straighten up the mainsail.
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A big chunk of the mainsail was lying on the table in a puddle of water.
Mo'Bay, aimed firmly at women, is a 17% abv blend of Caribbean rum, fresh cream and coconut which is described by owner Mainsail as a cross between Malibu and Baileys.
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Designed for long-term use in optical and copper networks, the Mainsail 8000 combines the functionality of multiple devices, including a cross-connect, multiservice access platform, GR-303 gateway, M13 and T-1/T-3 mux, ATM switch, SONET ATM add/drop mux, DSLAM, DSLAM concentrator, and low-cost DLC.
Mainsail IMAP is available in an 18-slot chassis configuration and is NEBS Level 3 certified.