main course

main course
1. the principal dish of a meal
Syn: ↑entree
Hypernyms: ↑course
Hyponyms: ↑plate
2. a square mainsail
Hypernyms: ↑mainsail

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: the mainsail of a square-rigged ship

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a square mainsail. See diag. under ship.

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main course noun
1. The mainsail on square-rigged ships
2. The principal course of any meal
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Main Entry:main

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main course UK US noun [countable] [singular main course plural main courses]
the biggest part of a meal

I had the lasagne for my main course.

Thesaurus: parts of mealsmeronym types of mealhyponym

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main course,
Nautical. the square sail attached to the lowest yard of the mainmast of a square-rigged vessel.

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1) the most substantial course of a meal
2) the mainsail of a square-rigged sailing ship

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