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Mast meaning

mast - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. The fruit of the oak and beech, or other forest trees; nuts; acorns.
  2. 2. A pole, or long, strong, round piece of timber, or spar, set upright in a boat or vessel, to sustain the sails, yards, rigging, etc. A mast may also consist of several pieces of timber united by iron bands, or of a hollow pillar of iron or steel.
  3. 3. The vertical post of a derrick or crane.
  4. 4. To furnish with a mast or masts; to put the masts of in position; as, to mast a ship.
  5. 5. A spar or strut to which tie wires or guys are attached for stiffening purposes.
  6. 6. Upright pole sustaining the yards, & c., of a ship; fruit of forest trees.

mast - examples of usage

  1. Your father's head looked so grand against the mast. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. Nobody, however, dared to climb to the mast- head, and get rid of this terrible hat. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  3. It ran in to the mast, and I lost sight of it. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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