Main-sail



[meyn-seyl; Nautical meyn-suh l] /ˈmeɪnˌseɪl; Nautical ˈmeɪn səl/

noun, Nautical.
1.
the lowermost on a mainmast.
/ˈmeɪnˌseɪl; nautical ˈmeɪnsəl/
noun
1.
(nautical) the largest and lowermost sail on the mainmast

(Gr. artemon), answering to the modern “mizzen-sail,” as some suppose. Others understand the “jib,” near the prow, or the “fore-sail,” as likely to be most useful in bringing a ship’s head to the wind in the circumstances described (Acts 27:40).

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