Translation of mainsail in Spanish:

mainsail

vela mayor, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈmeɪnseɪl//ˈmeɪnsəl//ˈmeɪnˌseɪl//ˈmeɪns(ə)l/

noun

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    vela mayor feminine
    • While the mainsail provides a large portion of power, it also affects the boat's directional control.
    • Hornblower watched as both ships backed the mainsails, turned the helm hard over, and took up the prescribed position.
    • As the galley righted itself, another wave struck from the other side, and the ship heeled over so far its mainsail almost touched the water.
    • These days, the majority of new mainsails are designed with a loose-footed arrangement.
    • These mainsails are the more traditional mainsail cut with short length battens and slab reefing.