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M.A.A, main sheet, main tack, Master of the Fleet, musket shot distance, muster, matelot, matey, etc...

Master of the Fleet

The senior adviser on navigation to a Flag Officer. He is usually a Captain.

Main tack

another large rope affixed to the same corner of the sail, but to haul it on board or down to the chess-tree on the forepart of the gangway when set upon a wind, or close hauled, the foresail is furnished with similar gear.

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