Main yard
Main yard Main" yard` (Naut.) The yard on which the mainsail is extended, supported by the mainmast. [1913 Webster]

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  • main yard — main′ yard n. naut. a yard for a square mainsail • Etymology: 1475–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • main yard — n. the lowest yard on the mainmast, from which the mainsail is set …   English World dictionary

  • main yard — noun yard for a square mainsail • Hypernyms: ↑yard * * * noun Etymology: Middle English mayne yerde, from mayne, mayn, adjective, main + yerde yard : the yard on which a ship s mainsail is extended * * * Naut. a yard for a square mainsail. [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • main yard — noun Date: 15th century the yard of a mainsail …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • main yard — Naut. a yard for a square mainsail. [1475 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • main-yard — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Main — (m[=a]n), a. [From {Main} strength, possibly influenced by OF. maine, magne, great, L. magnus. Cf. {Magnate}.] 1. Very or extremely strong. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] That current with main fury ran. Daniel. [1913 Webster] 2. Vast; huge. [Obs.] The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Main beam — Main Main (m[=a]n), a. [From {Main} strength, possibly influenced by OF. maine, magne, great, L. magnus. Cf. {Magnate}.] 1. Very or extremely strong. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] That current with main fury ran. Daniel. [1913 Webster] 2. Vast; huge.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Main boom — Main Main (m[=a]n), a. [From {Main} strength, possibly influenced by OF. maine, magne, great, L. magnus. Cf. {Magnate}.] 1. Very or extremely strong. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] That current with main fury ran. Daniel. [1913 Webster] 2. Vast; huge.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Main brace — Main Main (m[=a]n), a. [From {Main} strength, possibly influenced by OF. maine, magne, great, L. magnus. Cf. {Magnate}.] 1. Very or extremely strong. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] That current with main fury ran. Daniel. [1913 Webster] 2. Vast; huge.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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