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Mainsail
Main-sail
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Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Main-sail
Main-sail(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).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Mainsail
MAINSAIL — the principal sail of a ship (Acts 27:40; foresail, NRSV, NIV, REB, NASB).
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Mainsail
MAINSAIL Principal sail of a vessel (Acts 27:40). Modern translations render the Greek term “foresail,” understanding the sail to be a smaller, auxiliary sail used in strong winds when the full force provided by the mainsail would be unnecessary or dangerous.
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