a brace leading to a main yard.
splice the main brace
noun 1. an opportunity offering the greatest gain: Being ambitious, he always had an eye for the main chance.
- Main cheese
noun A high-ranking or important person (1900+)
noun, Grammar. 1. a clause that can stand alone as a sentence, containing a subject and a predicate with a finite verb, as I was there in the sentence I was there when he arrived. noun 1. (grammar) a clause that can stand alone as a sentence Compare subordinate clause
noun 1. Nautical. a square mainsail. 2. the principal dish or course of a meal, typically including meat or fish. noun 1. the principal dish of a meal 2. (nautical) a square mainsail