Definition of Mainsheets

1. Noun. (plural of mainsheet) ¹



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Definition of Mainsheets

1. mainsheet [n] - See also: mainsheet

Lexicographical Neighbors of Mainsheets

mainours
mainpernable
mainpernor
mainpernors
mainpin
mainpins
mainplane
mainprise
mainprised
mainprises
mainprising
mains
mainsail
mainsails
mainsheet
mainsheets (current term)
mainshock
mainshocks
mainspan
mainspans
mainspring
mainsprings
mainstage
mainstay
mainstays
mainstream
mainstream America
mainstream American
mainstreamed
mainstreamer

Literary usage of Mainsheets

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Euripides by Euripides (1912)
"... the forestay-line, While the halliards shiver, the mainsheets quiver, As the cutwater leaps thro' the brine. ..."

2. Belgravia by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1868)
"By the aid of such '• mainsheets" he was dragged into a hot and steaming room, packed with his fellow-creatures—all whose faces were turned on him to hear ..."

3. Coronet Memories: Log of Schooner-yacht Coronet on Her Off-shore Cruises by F. Tennyson Neely (Firm) (1899)
"... but we soon eased our mainsheets and I was off to the telegraph office to send my answer. It was: "Accept with thanks chance to go with Coronet under ..."

4. Hunt's Yachting Magazine (1871)
"... nut on the starboard hand, but had to be taken in before entering the gap, and mainsheets were also hauled upon as they ran stem and stem through it. ..."

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