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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 main·sail /ˈmenˌsel, ˈmen(t)səl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Main·sail n. Naut. The principal sail in a ship or other vessel.
    [They] hoised up the mainsail to the wind.   -- Acts xxvii. 40.
 Note:The mainsail of a ship is extended upon a yard attached to the mainmast, and that of a sloop or schooner upon the boom.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the lowermost sail on the mainmast

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (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).